'Assault' Rifles Not in Second Amendment?

By Beth Alcazar. July 23rd, 2019

In my home state of Alabama, law enforcement officers from the city of Tuscaloosa recently attended a press conference on gun violence. This was organized by local NAACP chapter president Jerry Carter in response to a recent surge of violent crimes committed by teenagers.

Carter, a U.S. Air Force veteran who lost his own son to a violent act 10 years ago, listed a handful of victims from recent years, including a 5-year-old boy struck by a bullet at a Christmas party, a 2-year-old shot at an apartment complex and a 4-year-old hit when someone was targeting her adult family members during a drive-by.

"I can't really stomach it anymore," Carter stated. "This black-on-black violence has got to stop. It's totally out of control."

Intended Weapons

With that, Carter also mentioned that he's not against people's rights to own guns. "But the types of weapons, I'm not on board with," he said. "People riding around with assault rifles, spraying up shopping centers. I just don't think that's what the Constitution intended."

Well, Mr. Carter, you are certainly right about that part. The Constitution never intended for crazy people to ride around with guns and shoot people in a shopping mall! .....


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