I will admit that I do not carry my political passions to the issue of gun regulation. There are many things higher on my list when it comes to fiery political discourse. Personally, I am more concerned with the recent over-stepping of the executive branch powers than with whether or not I will be able to purchase a gun one day. Because of this, I found a discussion of gun rights at the recent College Republicans meeting worrisome. Much like at the national level, the future leaders of this political party do not yet know how to respond to the threats of increased federal regulation (that’s regulation that covers 311 million people, by the way). In the meantime, it is the most extremist members are being heard in GOP meetings and highlighted in the media. This drives away many that would naturally find appeal in the conservative movement; people who want to do something about the executive branch continuing to expand their jurisdiction.
As President Obama pushes the limits of executive power and college students sit in rooms debating this change (here’s a good debate next week), members of Congress are spending wasting their time proposing different responses to the heedless calls for more gun laws. Some proposals have been rational, some have flaws, and others just don’t make sense.
Since its Friday, here is something to humor yourself with. Watch as a United States Congresswoman attempts to explain her stance against guns by talking about how guns have kept her safe from terrorists. Even more ironic is that this Congresswoman, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, just introduced one of the most extreme crackdowns on guns yet. Regardless of your position on guns, this “logic” will probably worry you. I almost wish I found a longer clip to see if she somehow is able to explain herself.