February 8, 2013
Attorney General Eric Holder, an Obama administration official implicated in the Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal, provided his views
on gun control at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. During the exchange, Holder discussed the president expanding the list of those who are not ‘entitled’ to the possession of handguns.
Yet, removing handguns from those deemed to be a threat by the government defeats the purpose of the Second Amendment. After a citizen has displayed threatening behavior towards himself or others, and after being given due process protections in a court of law, that person can be judged and incarcerated for his own protection and the protection of others.
But the president deciding who is entitled to self-defense rights, as reflected by the Second Amendment right to bear arms, is simply wrong. Those persons who are alleged to be mentally ill have due process protections in a court of law. Citizens do not go on a government list to be judged by politicians that determine what ‘categories’ of people get rights and do not.