[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Amidst the ludicrous calls for “common sense gun control” measures are advocates who clamor for rules that would endanger the lives of firearm owners. With each new regulation that demands that ammunition be stored separately or that obtrusive locks must be mandated by law, one more barrier is created between a law-abiding citizen and their method of self-defense.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Case-in-point: when MTV reality star Taylor “Lil Bit” Wright uploaded a picture to Facebook of her husband appearing exhausted, instead of focusing on the cute family photo, Facebook users seethed with anti-Second Amendment hatred and were outraged to see that the King of the Castle kept a handgun on the nightstand.
In this world where allowing children to play outside is child neglect and kids calling each other names on the playground is “bullying” and/or “hate speech,” the “I know best” crowd has been busy and they even called for the arrest of the dad who dared to keep his handgun on the nightstand.
In North Carolina, technically, it is a misdemeanor crime to keep a loaded firearm where a child could potentially reach it. However, considering that the child in question is one month old, it’s unlikely that he would have been able to get up, walk over, disengage the safety, rack a round into the chamber and start firing.
By the same “logic,” parents should keep keys away from toddlers as they might go for a joyride.
Wright seemed unfazed by the criticism and bluntly noted her reasons for having the gun out:
“By God I will unload on somebody if they break in and try to hurt me or my family. Someone breaks in, I’m killin’ ’em.”
We need to bolster the freedom of the individual. The individual knows what he needs. He knows whether he needs to purchase healthcare insurance. He knows whether he can allow his child to play outside. And yes, the parents, not Facebook crusaders, are the best judges of their home security needs. There are few things so useless as a gun that is inaccessible when one needs it the most.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]