Sounding like a typical Democrat politician, an editorialist in VA recently
“I grew up shooting shotguns and rifles with my grandfather..,”
“I understand why people want firearms...,”
Then comes the inevitable punch-line:
“I do not believe, however, that there is any legitimate reason for ordinary citizens to own military-grade weapons..., yet these are somehow legal to be bought and to own.”
“Ordinary?” He must be talking about all those “regular” Americans who are proudly self-reliant and want to be able to effectively defend themselves from armed criminals.
“Military-grade weapons” is a broad phrase. He would obviously ban Beretta 92F, and 1911-style pistols if he could.
My guns aren’t “somehow legal.” They ARE legal, and I don’t need the condescending “approval” of some leftist elitist to keep them!
But wait! There’s more:
“An AR-15 makes a lousy self-defense weapon, unless you are worried about
guerillas invading your home...”
Actually, that is exactly what I’m worried about, and an AR/M4 makes a superb defensive weapon! I suspect this naive liberal editorialist has never so much as touched one, or he would not make such stupid statements.
And finally this:
“My rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are threatened every day by the presence of military-grade weapons in the hands of untrained or, in a worst-case scenario, violent people.”
Of course, like all leftists, he never gets specific. He cannot describe a single incident in which he, personally, has ever been threatened by an “untrained person” with an AR, nor any other kind of firearm for that matter. The “threats” he describes are all theoretical, but his condescending contempt for his follow countrymen is all too apparent.
The foregoing is a good summary of the messages we’re hearing from the mouths of Democrats during this election year.
They first try to sooth us by claiming some vague acknowledgment of our Second Amendment, even claiming to have “... gone shooting with my grandfather,” ad nauseam.
They then insist that we lowly “ordinary” citizens don’t “need” certain currently-legal guns that are widely owned by “ordinary” Americans across the County. The fact that we don’t “need” them is then complete justification for banning them, at least from the hands of all “ordinary” citizens.
Curiously, their proposed bans never apply to them!
These are the same leftist elitists who insist that we “ordinary” Americans don’t “need” a boat, nor a house with a view, nor an SUV. Their narrow definition of “need” apparently defines our individual rights and liberties.
Of course, their personal “need” for all these things is always legitimateand must never be questioned!
These self-proclaimed “ruling elitists” make me sick!
They piously claim moral superiority, putting themselves far above all of us disgusting peons, who just can’t be trusted with lethal weapons. All the while, they of course, “deserve” a host of special rights (including gun rights) and privileges not available to the rest of us. And, they want us to vote for them!
“Who claims a ‘clear conscience’ is without fail, a frightful bore”