In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to portfolio1's comment:
we currently have laws against carrying guns on planes. THis is to safeguard the right of preserving the peace and secuding the safety of passengers. Another example is illustrated in an event you possibly made some remark on: Plaxico Burress carrying a loaded gun into a bar (I am sure we all remember that!).
Exactly what "rights of others" are you citing in these cases?
The state has the authority to place reasonable safety restrictions in public places. That's not about the "rights of others".
If persons were to be allowed to carry guns on a plane, what "right" of theirs would be violated?
Every law is about safeguarding some right. Sometimes is safeguarding your right to "life" as in life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. THat is the basis for regulating the sale of food and medicines for example. Sometimes it is about safeguarding freedom of speach.
By the way, I did just read your apology related to a previous comment. I gratefully accept.
Clearly you and I will not see eye to eye on certain apsects of this issue - though we likely agree on some points. If some poeple who were apparently being dogmatic have started to consider that opposing perspectives have might have some concrete validity then this has been a good thing. It is often the case that two conflicting points of view each have their strengths and weaknesses. Too often in emotionally charged political issues there are people who think strictly in black and white, good and bad.