Letter: If only guns were so ‘well regulated’
Preparing for an overseas trip, I decided to purchase precautionary over-the-counter medications to take with me. Said items were Mucinex, Pepto-Bismol, a box of daytime cold medication and a box of nighttime cold medication. Upon checkout, I was told that two of the medications would need to be purchased at another time. I could go back in line, come back another day or the clerk would ring them as a separate sale. I chose the latter.
This apparently is either a law or a rule to prevent drug addicts or teenagers from mixing them together for a quick high. I fully understood and actually think it is a good law. After arriving home, I got to thinking: I cannot purchase four over-the-counter medications at one time, but I can go to a gun show and purchase as many guns, semi-automatic weapons and large ammunition clips at one time, without any questions being asked of me. I may have to have a background check to buy these guns, depending on who is selling them.
However, I also have to show ID if writing a check to purchase these medications. Before I hear from people saying that being able to purchase all these guns is their right, I know it is. I am well aware of what the Second Amendment says, and I respect that. I just wished it was as "well regulated" as the law regarding the amount of over-the-counter medications I can purchase at one time.