I’m not pan­der­ing to the NRA when it comes to con­sti­tu­tional rights

New Haven Register (New Haven, CT) - - OPINION -

No one is “pan­der­ing” to the NRA or any­one else when it comes to con­sti­tu­tional rights. Just be­cause the NRA cham­pi­ons the cause to re­tain our con­sti­tu­tion as it was writ­ten, doesn’t mean those who agree with the phi­los­o­phy are “pan­der­ing” to any­one or any­thing. If I agree about car safety with AAA, I’m not “pan­der­ing” to them, I’m agree­ing with what they are rep­re­sent­ing on that par­tic­u­lar is­sue.

“Leg­is­la­tors should be con­cerned about safety” is a joke. They’ll take our guns away while they have armed se­cu­rity like they’re bet­ter some­how than you or I. They are think­ing about their own safety and no one else’s. Their fo­cus is ca­reer re­elec­tion. Peo­ple who put a self-right­eous la­bel of “as­sault” be­fore the word weapon don’t un­der­stand that any­thing, in­clud­ing a golf club, bat, kitchen knife can all be “as­sault” weapons. It is how they are used. There­fore, it is all in­cum­bent upon the ac­tor and not the in­stru­ment. Stop try­ing to use la­bels to fur­ther a cause to limit my con­sti­tu­tional right.

Mark T. Kali­nowski


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