No Difference Between Gun And Abortion Legislation

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Editor:

All this talk about gun control has got me thinking. Gun control legislation is to the Democrats as anti-abortion legislation is to the Republicans. Some people think the two are completely different.

For example, guns are violent and inflict death on innocent children, whereas abortion ... better forget that one — I guess there is no difference here.

The current popular paradigm in our country is to ban all guns, you know, protect innocent bystanders and little children from the nut with a gun.

Another popular paradigm is to keep abortion free (at taxpayers’ expense) and readily accessible.

What is the difference you may ask? With abortion, the bystanders are safe, while it is only innocent babies who are slaughtered (over 50 million since 1973).

As you can probably tell, I don’t see much difference between the arguing that is occurring about anti-gun legislation and anti-abortion legislation with the exception that by outlawing abortion we might actually do something to protect the lives of innocent children.

I see an area for compromise here. I would be willing to give up some of my gun rights if the federal government (and pro choice people) would be willing to give up some of their rights to free and unobstructed access to abortion.

After all, I strongly believe that if all this bickering between the president and pro-gun Americans is truly about protecting innocent children (from being murdered at another person’s hand) then the unborn innocent need to be included in the dialogue too.

Dan Benten

Comments

ALLAN SIMS 1 year, 2 months ago

The fallacy in your logic is that if we continue to make concessions, whether or not earning offsetting rights to stop some if not all abortions is that we soon give up our guns, except for a few fouling pieces. (See the British example)

When that happens, what keeps them from simply reinstating the abortion rules as they exist now, and many more as they go along?

Do you really think that our constitution, and therefore the rule of law we think we still have can survive the loss of the right of citizens to keep and bear arms? And, if the rule of law fails, then there will be no restrictions on abortions of any nature.

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Ronald Hamric 1 year, 2 months ago

As another person said, our rights are like an onion. They get peeled away one layer at a time until finally one ends up with no onion at all. It has long been my contention that one of the root problems in this nation that plays into the mass shootings we have seen lately, is our sending the clear message through the legalization of "abortion on demand" that life really has little to no value. Once we started down that slippery slope, then what we are now reaping is the consequences of that position. God help us.

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