In this article, Tim Schmidt ,president and founder of the USCCA, writes about millions of dollars being spent on putting future anti-gun candidates into office by the New York city mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Schmidt points out that those who carry concealed permits are the ones that are most engaged as citizens. He implies that these citizens would try to protect their rights. Tim Schmidt is the president and founder of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA). The USCCA believes that they should be allowed to carry their weapons as a use of protection. Schmidt is someone who claims to believe in personal responsibility. His reasoning is, "My wife and kids… the four reasons why I carry my gun every single day."
In this article Perry Grossman , civil rights attorney, and Mark Joseph Stern, a writer who covers law issues, write about the Fisher v. Kealoha case where Fisher was convicted of harassing his family with the amount of weapons he owned. However, since he lived in Hawaii he felt that the second amendment was being violated. was It was also argued that people don’t lose their rights when they’re convicted. Grossman and Stern point out that the disenfranchisement of felons happens in cases of rebellion or some other crime.
Charles C.W. Cooke writes that the second amendment is explicit therefore there shouldn’t be confusion as to this freedom for the individual. He argues that countless times have people tried to limit a person’s right to bear arms ,but that it doesn’t make sense to look for loopholes in it. This is because the second amendment doesn’t mention as to who may own a gun. Cooke is also the author of, “The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right's Future,” which claims that conservatism would help the Republican Party whom is a strong believer on gun ownership. However, this would keep Cooke’s reputation of an appraised icon of the republican party.
The illustration by Chris Britt presents the idea that anyone could get a weapon and they wouldn’t be questioned even if they committed a felony. Especially since Obama’s rule of background checks for the mentally ill has been overturned. Britt makes jokes about how the second amendment shouldn’t be infringed especially when it comes to felons.
In this article Cyrus Guzdar writes and scoffs about responsible gun ownership.Guzdar uses examples such as an NRA employee who accidentally shot himself, Steve Stephens shooting, and Congress revoking a rule that kept the mentally ill from purchasing guns. Guzdar also argues that gun control hasn’t be politicized and that Obama’s rule of limiting access to the mentally ill has been overturned. Guzdar believes that it’s unfair to claim people as psychopaths for the murder of other people. However, Guzdar also states he had suffered with depression and was afraid of holding a gun. This implies he was afraid of what he would do with that gun and therefore it would create his dislike for them.