Second Amendment Sanctuary — really?

From: Jan Dworschak I wrote to the Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors in regard to the Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution. While I support the use of guns for hunting, city, county, state and federal law enforcement, I do not support creating Trempealeau County as a sanctuary for those who willy-nilly choose to buy, sell and/or use guns without the supporting responsibilities, including: background checks, licenses, and gun safety classes, especially for youth. Several years ago, I heard Lt. Col. Dave Grossman speak at Viterbo University, a talk sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership. Lt. Col. Grossman has written several books I would recommend for your reading: “On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society” and “Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill (A Call to Action against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence).” While I do not intend to repeat the lecture, I encourage all of us to think deeper, think consequences and think responsibilities. When anything goes, no one is safe. Notice what happens when people drive without proper driver’s training, licensing, and insurance. Notice what happens when the speed limit states: 55 miles per hour and drivers on highways 93 and 95 speed past on yellow lines traveling at excessive speeds. Notice what happens when drivers ignore stop signs, red lights, yield signs. The laws are there as protections. While some may view it as a violation of their rights, every right has a responsibility. The normal, good citizen […]

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