So, here is my question. Since both owning a gun and having an abortion is currently legal, are these two issues comparable? For example, if a 24 hour waiting period is legally appropriate for a woman to have an abortion, is it appropriate to legally have a 24 hour waiting period to purchase a gun? Is this kind of government intervention appropriate for both cases?
And, as a disclaimer, notice how I worded my questions. We are talking about legalities, here. The unborn fetus has no legal rights in this equation, therefore it is irrelevant. Or, as an analogy, the fetus, in this scenario has the exact same rights as the gun in this scenario. So no, "what about the baby"? This is pretty narrowly construed.