You say you want compromise?


The Writer in Black

And yet again the subject of “reasonable compromise” and “common sense regulation” comes up regarding gun control.

Leaving aside the question of whether it is at all valid to compromise on fundamental human rights (The rights to Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of happiness are meaningless without the right to defend them, and the right to defend them is meaningless without the right to the effective means of said defense) or if we’re in the territory of Goldwater’s statement: “I remind you that extremism in defense of liberty is no vice, and let me remind you again that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.” Let’s take a look at what an actual  compromise might look like.

You want to ban semi-automatic rifles with certain features that you call “assault weapons”? Okay, let’s look at what might be a compromise for that.

How about, instead of an outright ban, we…

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