Gun Control and Religious Freedom
Sam Grover and Andrew L. Seidel, attorneys for the Freedom from Religion Foundation write on how wingnuts took over and redefined what the II Amendment meant through most of the nation’s history, and are now using the same playbook to redefine the I Amendment.
All of us at the Freedom From Religion Foundation fall somewhere between being fearful and constantly mindful that a disgruntled maniac with an assault weapon could come into our office building and murder us. In our line of work we regularly come up against angry religious extremists who wish death upon us and all others who advocate for the constitutional separation of religion and government. As the recent lone gunman in Las Vegas—who singlehandedly murdered more than 50 people and injured hundreds more—has reminded us, in the United States this type of mass shooting is far more common than it needs to be.
Believe it or not, as a constitutional issue this debate has a lot in common with the attempts to redefine religious freedom.
(More at Patheos)