GUN CONTROL IS COMING
I have been a gun control activist for over 10 years. Not just control. I have repeatedly advocated for the change of the Second Amendment to NOT INCLUDE Military Grade/Assault Weapons.
After every horrific tragedy in our country, especially Sandy Hook, I believed there would be change. Every time I have been disappointed.
There is something very different this time. Gun Control is going to happen thanks to the millions of High School and college students in this country. Thank you Parkland students. And they will all be voting very very soon!
It will start out slowly. First, there will be Psychiatric checks. Then, criminal background checks. Then age changes from 18 to 21. Then bumper stock restrictions. Then, General Background checks. Then, a ban on all assault weapons. Etc etc etc. It won’t happen tomorrow but I am more confident than ever that it will happen, and happen soon.
We will take your guns away. You say I’m misguided because then only the criminals would have guns and you won’t be able to protect yourself?
How realistic do you think your ability to protect yourself is? A shooter comes into your home with an assault weapon. You need to
(1) get your gun;
(2) unlock it;
(3) reach for your clip
(4) take your ammunition out of your clip
(5) load the gun
(6); pick it up;
(7) aim it;
You would be long dead long before you got to #1.
How often have you actually heard about a person successfully protecting themselves or their family with a gun, against intruders? Certainly not enough to justify widespread use of assault weapons. But we hear about family members blowing their brains out, a child discharging an armed gun, accidentally or purposely killing himself or another family member, car ride-by accidental shootings and targeted shootings, and Columbine/Sandy Hook/ Parkland type assaults and massive killings everyday.
I know you want to protect yourself but doing so with a gun is not realistic. And your right to protect yourself and your family is far outweighed by the massive killings of millions of school children. Over time, guns will dissipate, and will not be as readily available to criminals as they are now.
And hunting? Really? Where in the constitution does it say you have a right to carry an automatic assault weapon for the purpose of hunting?
I am more hopeful than ever. As of this morning’s Gallup poll, 28% of all Americans are for total repeal of the 2nd Amendment and 68% are in favor of a total ban on all assault weapons. Those are the highest poll numbers ever.
THIS TIME WE ARE COMING FOR YOUR GUNS!!