David Carlson: A Constitutionalist’s interpretation of the Second Amendment

David Carlson: A Constitutionalist’s interpretation of the Second Amendment

David Carlson If our country isn’t going to face up to the fact that we have a gun “out-of-control” problem, maybe we should just leave the flag flying at half-mast from now on. Men, most of them white, some mentally ill, and all with easy access to assault rifles, seem to be lining up for their 15 minutes of fame. Their targets? Innocent men, women, grandparents and children shopping at the grocery store, going to school or working in the small business down the street. Many Americans realize there is something terribly wrong, both socially and spiritually, with a country that has more guns than people. We watch the news, wondering if the latest attack on the innocent will be the tipping point, the moment when the nation rises up and says, “enough is enough.” But if the killing of children in their own school, the spraying bullets from a hotel room window down on a crowd of people at a concert and the killing of Bible study attendees isn’t enough, what is? Several years ago, I was a guest speaker on religious diversity at an Indiana high school. The day happened to be soon after another mass shooting at a school elsewhere in the country. Before I could start my talk, we had to listen to a message over the intercom from the principal. The principal reminded students of the school’s policy in the event of an armed intruder at the school. I watched the faces of the […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.