I have friends who own AR-15 rifles; they enjoy shooting them at target practice for sport and fervently defend their right to own them. But I cannot accept that their right to enjoy their hobby supersedes my right to send my own children to school, a movie theater, or a concert and to know that they are safe. Can the answer really be to subject our school children to active-shooter drills — to learn to hide under desks, turn off the lights, lock the door, and be silent — instead of addressing the root cause of the problem and passing legislation to take AR-15-style weapons out of the hands of civilians?
June 18, 2021
Why AR-15 Assault Weapons Must Be Banned
[So many errors in so few words:
- It’s not a “right to enjoy a hobby”.
- No one has a right to “know they are safe”.
- The “root cause of the problem” is not the existence of firearms. It is evil people with a desire and willingness to commit evil acts.
- “Passing legislation” does not take guns out of the hands of civilians. Men with guns take guns out of the hands of civilians.
Lessons to be learned, at least in regards to the useful idiots, does not apply to all:
- Anti-gun people are not fully connected with reality.
- They think of gun ownership, at best, as a hobby.
- They think gun owners value their “hobby” more than the lives of children.
- They do not understand rights.
- Rather than people, they believe inanimate objects are an agent of cause and crime.
- They believe “passing legislation” can fix human problems when it is actually human action (or acts of nature/god) which fix human problems.
- Never let anyone get away with telling you, “No one wants to take your guns.”
There are none so blind as those who will not see.—Joe]