Of course I disagree with the NY law, this solider's prosecution and the whole idea that the government can decide what weapons anyone chooses to own.
However, I'd caution against framing the objection in this way, as if the fact that this man served in the military makes any difference whatsoever.
He hasn't "earned" the right to keep and bear arms. He was born with it, as we all are.
By the way, he hasn't "defended" the right to keep and bear arms by serving in the military. Neither the right nor the constitutional amendment that attempts to protect it have been threatened by a foreign power. They are constantly under attack by our own government, but serving in the military hasn't protected us from that in any way. In fact, the government used the military to confiscate firearms from peaceful, law-abiding citizens after Katrina in New Orleans, so serving in the military makes you a suspect, not a hero.
author of A Return to Common Sense: Reawakening Liberty in the Inhabitants of Amer
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