For the record, if I should happen to be murdered by someone with a gun…

Dennis G. Jerz | Associate Professor of English -- New Media Journalism, Seton Hill University | jerz.setonhill.edu LogoFor the record, if I should happen to be murdered by someone with a gun, I grant all supporters of sensible gun control legislation full permission to politicize my death — as quickly as they like.
 
I reject any notion that the months, weeks, days, hours, and minutes after a violent firearm incident are “not the time for political debate.”
 
It’s everyone’s First Amendment right to criticize the way some Americans interpret the Second Amendment’s support for a “well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State.”
 
It will in no way dishonor my memory if, as part of your mourning process, you challenge overly permissive gun control laws.