Jesse Jackson on the right to bear arms
Sometimes it becomes very difficult to understand the real motive of a social or civil activist. The same thing is happening with reverend Jesse Jackson too. At times, they take up some issues which give the feeling that they are doing all these things just for the sack of publicity. It’s quite vague and inexplicable that how come a civil activist always stands up for an issue which gets a lot of popularity. Or, is it the other way around that an issue gets popularity just because of the involvement of a celebrity like reverend Jesse Jackson?
The right to bear arms has always been a controversial issue for the entire world. The issue is very much sensitive in the United States of America. As the people there are quite liberal and free in nature, they don’t want to follow any hard and fast rule which may hamper their normal lifestyle. A lot of US citizens feel safer with arms in possession. So, when reverend Jesse Jackson raised his voice against the right to bear arms, a lot of US people stood against him. In general, reverend Jesse Jackson is known to get a lot of support from various cross-sections of the society for his views and justified protests. But, in case of the right to bear arms, Jesse Jackson has been treated by the masses in a completely different manner.
The US law is completely in the support of right to bear arms for personal safety. So, when reverend Jesse Jackson launched his agitation against the right to bear arms, he didn’t get much support from any segment of the society. Reverend Jesse Jackson started his movement against the right to bear arms in the year 2007. But soon after, his motives were not supported by majority of the people and the judiciary. So, it decided in the favor of the right, not in the favor of reverend Jesse Jackson. Like his father, Jesse Jackson Jr was also in the support of removing the right to bear arms in the US.
In the recent times, a lot of lives have been lost due to some mindless use of personal arms. The number of victims of such incidents is continuously increasing. The judiciary or the legislature is failing to control these unfortunate events. So, at this point, reverend Jesse Jackson seems to be completely right in his saying that right to free arms should be restricted or revoked to protect innocent lives. But, reverend Jesse Jackson’s protest against right to bear arms has not reached the mass stage. It has become an incomplete project. Though a lot of people want to say that the quality of life will not be the same in US without the right to bear free arms; but there are many countries in the world have been running smoothly and successfully without such acts. Most probably, this is the inspiration behind Jesse Jackson’s long term battle against the right to bear free arms. Now, his son Jesse Jackson Jr is also following the same path.
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