I was wondering about this the other day, and please forgive the short diversion into politics. The recent squabbling in our nation's capital has Bush and Congress battling about the legal rights of detainees and the use of torture and it got me thinking...
Bush sees no problem in ignoring the laws to which we agreed in the Geneva Conventions of last century citing that, basically, times change and that our predecessors couldn't have foreseen our nation's current challenges when they signed those agreements. And that's okay, I'm not here to discuss the treatment of Prisoners of War.
What I do want to know is why Republicans have such a hard time understanding that same line of reason when the topic changes to gun control? Yes, it's in the Constitution. Yes, we all know about the 2nd Ammendment. But if it's possible that our nation's leaders lacked sufficient foresight when agreeing to the Geneva Conventions of the early and mid 1900's, then isn't it possible too that our much older forefathers failed to realize that times change and maybe that they couldn't have foreseen the development of assault rifles and semi-automatic pistols with armor-piercing bullets?
Just wondering aloud, that's all. Back to our regularly scheduled ramblings about videogames, mountain biking, and my dogs.