Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Background check of gun buyers is Self-defense

Mayor Michael Bloomberg does respect the right to bear arms. He is equally passionate about doing a good job at the government’s ONLY mandate: “to secure… rights…”

Mayor Bloomberg understands that the ONLY right delegated to the government is the right to self-defense.

To remove the use of force from citizen interactions so that individuals may deal with each other only by reason and persuasion, citizens delegate their right to self-defense to their government. – Royal Serf

When there is no time to call the police, using force to defend oneself is moral and legal.

Outlawing shouting “fire!” in a place like a theater is self-defense, not speech-infringement, because the prohibited action could instantaneously cause deaths and injuries – there is no time to counter the “speech”.

A shooter could kill and maim at the blink of an eye. Background check of gun buyers, which Mayor Bloomberg advocates for, is self-defense, not Second Amendment infringement, since it does not prevent rights-respecting citizens from buying guns.

To oppose laws purposed to prevent instantaneous deaths and that do allow the purchase of arms by rights-respecters is to reject the "to secure rights" mandate of the government. It is anarchism.

Fundamentally, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a realist, a rights-respecter, and a man of integrity: he wants freedom and he is acting to defend it. It is great that a thinker and man of action, a Prime Mover who has created great wealth, is standing up for Reason and Rights.

1 comment:

Ilyn Ross said...

Rights are limited by the equal rights of others: Rights are actions that can be exercised without anyone's permission, limited only by the equal rights of others.

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual." – Thomas Jefferson

Equal rights are between respecters of rights only. The rights of rights-respecters cannot be equal to those of past violators. In the case of guns, which could kill or maim many in a blink of an eye, it would be violating the rights of innocents to let people who have committed violent crimes own guns.

It is JUST that the rights of those with no criminal history is not equal to those with violent criminal history.