I was at the neighborhood pharmacy today, waiting to pick up a prescription. There on the counter was a large index sized card covered in small type detailing precisely why, if I wanted to buy any product with pseudoephedrine or "ephedrine" in it (I specifically remember the quotation marks), I would have to leave my name, address, and other identifying information, which information would be entered into a database and made available to any number of people elsewhere in these United States, whether I liked it or not. It was that, or suffer with my sniffles and runny nose.
I reflected as I stood there that if I walked to the other end of this same shopping center I could walk into the sporting goods store and make off with all the ammunition my cash would allow me, and not leave so much as an initial with the cashier.
And this state of affairs is required by the 2nd Amendment? Is a fixed an unalterable point of our precious freedoms? Is the foundation and bedrock of our liberty and democracy and very existence as a nation?
How can that possibly be?