Just because it’s legal doesn’t make it right. Or ethical.

I’ve written before about the Burlington County Freeholders taking money from the companies to whom they award big county contracts. Under the current law, these quid pro quo arrangements are legal. But they are not right. Nor are they ethical.

The same thing applies to the gun protestors who are harassing Senate President Steve Sweeney and his family by protesting against gun safety in front of the senator’s home. Just because they may have a First Amendment right to protest there (within reason), doesn’t make it right or ethical or decent. If I were advising the gun advocates, I’d tell them to go to the State House where they’d get more coverage and even run across sympathetic legislators. Their actions at the home of Senator Sweeney are indecent. But if the gun advocates had any decency, we’d have fewer guns in the hands of those who shouldn’t have them and fewer terrorist attacks like the one in South Carolina.

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