News of gun violence and gun-control efforts flew fast and furious this week. In Del Mar, the fair board signaled it wouldn’t answer a call to block future gun shows at the fairgrounds. In Fresno, a high school dealt with a limited shooting. In Washington, Vice President Joe Biden moved closer to announcing efforts to deal with the issue.
Second Amendment advocates such as GOP state Sen. Joel Anderson of East County urged the fair board to continue offering contracts to the Crossroads of the West gun show operators.
And Thomas Stephan of Ramona was quoted as saying: “I’m here to defend my God-given rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.” The Del Mar Times said he called the Del Mar show the best in the region, and: “It’s where law-abiding citizens go to shop for the tools they need to defend themselves from the bad guys.”
But gun-control advocates note that the Second Amendment doesn’t allow all forms of firearms—rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns, for example.
Would anti-gun efforts feared to be in the pipeline violate the Second Amendment?