The Sun’s selective concern for minority rights
I find your recent approach to the defense of our constitutional rights curiously inconsistent and a bit ironic (“Gun owners, the vocal minority,” Sept. 24).
Your editorial claims that we are being bullied by a mere 25 percent of the population who own guns and that this “vocal minority” should stand aside and allow the enactment of the most commonsensical of gun control proposals.
I assume you would not see any of these proposals as being an infringement on the right to bear arms and that this minority should not worry about any loss of their rights.
However, in contrast, you have vehemently opposed what many would suggest are common-sense approaches to voter identification laws, calling them an attack on the rights of the minority of voters who don’t have a photo ID.
This suggests that you hold a highly selective view of which constitutional rights are to be protected, depending on the minority in question.