There you have it. Vice President Joe Biden says the government has the right to restrict gun ownership because it’s in the best interest of people. It will mean “saving lives.” He compares further gun restrictions to seat belt legislation. CNS News reports:
“Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday compared restrictions on guns to auto safety regulations such as air bags, by saying neither the gun nor the auto industries wanted regulations to save lives.
“‘Well they didn’t want to have air bags. Well, guess what? We have air bags. We’re saving lives,’ Biden told reporters before a meeting with several stakeholders on the gun-control issue, as he plans to craft a set of proposals for President Barack Obama by Tuesday, Jan. 15.”
The last time I looked (today), the Constitution still has an amendment that states:
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Most Americans purchase guns to be safe. That’s what the Second Amendment is all about.
If we were consistent in following Biden’s life saving reasoning for restricting rights, where do we stop? He mentions seat belts. Even with seat belt legislation, 45,000 people die every year in automobile accidents. That’s nearly 900 people every week. So instead of seat belts, why not ban driving altogether? That would save tens of thousands of lives every year, more than seat belts ever could.