President Joe Biden laid the customary wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier during Memorial Day activities held May 29 at Arlington National Cemetery. He also said the “Second Amendment was never absolute” and that, after the Texas elementary school shooting, there may be some bipartisan support to tighten restrictions on the kind of high-powered weapons used by the gunman.
“I think things have gotten so bad that everybody’s getting more rational, at least that’s my hope,” Biden told reporters before honoring the nation’s fallen in Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery.Joe Biden
Biden is setting a dangerous precedent when making those remarks as a recently leaked brief related to Abortion Rights consistently references the difference between “unwritten” rights that are at the core of the fabric of the country, which includes the right to bear arms, as opposed to rights guaranteed to states under the 10th Amendment to govern themselves.
In the same vein that the Supreme Court will leave abortion rights to the States, so should gun laws, whether the masses agree or not. On the other hand, the federal government must intervene in immigration rights as those rights pre-date the Constitution.
Firearms were the leading cause of death for children and teens in the U.S. in 2020, surpassing deaths by car crashes, drug overdoses and cancer, according to research published last month in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Rights guaranteed under the United States Constitution should be absolute and just as the Supreme Court allows for democracy to prevail, voters have to start voting for representatives who speak to the values they believe in.
The fact is no 18 year old should be legally allowed to purchase high powered assault weapons taking into account experts say our brain isn’t fully developed until we are 25.
“The average age of suspects at school mass shootings is 18,” said Nancy Cordes during a press conference held at the White House days after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre reiterated Biden’s position is he too doesn’t believe 18 year olds should be legally allowed to purchase assault weapons but again that is up to the State.
The fact of the matter is mass shootings aren’t taking place with handguns or hunting rifles. They are taking place with people using high powered assault rifles which shouldn’t be readily available to mentally distressed teens.
If Biden continues to press too hard for a national mandate on the matter, he opens the door for other portions of the Constitution to be altered as well.
Specifically the 15th Amendment which guarantees rights to Black people.
Joe Biden has already done an about face on many of the campaign statements he made in order to garner the Black vote.
When you start tinkering with that document it opens up unintended consequences the public may not be ready for.