NO REASON TO BAN AR-15s
By: Selwyn Duke
Okay, half-slow laughin
Joe didnt actually say that, but he might as well have. While defending his position
this past Thursday that banning the rifles incorrectly called assault weapons
wont negatively impact upon Americans safety, he pointed out that you
shouldnt trouble yourself: shotguns would still be available and theyre
more effective, anyway. He said, reports
the Daily Caller:
A shotgun will keep you a lot
safer a double-barreled shotgun than an assault weapon in somebodys
hand who doesnt know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it. You know,
its harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun.
]You want to keep
people away in an earthquake? Buy some shotgun shells.
Joe; if youre talking about close-quarters self-defense, youll get no argument
from me. Now, would you again explain why you want to ban AR-15s?
mean, if theyre so relatively ineffective, if its so hard to hit a target with
one, why are you worried about getting them off the street? What, do you want to put more
effective guns in criminals hands?
And if shotguns are so
devastating so much more formidable than those dreaded assault weapons (that
arent) shouldnt you endeavor to ban them? Of course, this is on the
agenda; as Dianne Crimestein once admitted, if she had her way, all guns would be
confiscated (except, presumably, the one she owns).
I can see it now. Lets say that the anti-Second Amendment folks succeeded in banning
assault weapons (that arent). When another incident such as the Aurora, Colorado
massacre occurs where most of the wounds were inflicted with a shotgun the
media will actually report it accurately. You see, therell no longer be a reason to
lie and place the onus on the AR-15 because it will already be illegal, and the reportage
will go something like this: Experts point out that a shotgun is actually more
devastating in close-quarters attacks on soft targets than AR-15s and AK-47s which
are already illegal. And the statist
politicians will say, perhaps, Its a hole in the legislation that
assault weapons were criminalized while far more dangerous shotguns were left
on the streets. Obviously, if these hand cannons are more devastating than an AR-15,
theyre assault weapons, too. And we must take action immediately. Thats
exactly how our assault liberals might play it.
of now, though, you can still own a gun that is so much more dangerous than an assault
weapon (that isnt). In fact, Vice President Biden endorses it. And thank you, Uncle
Joe, for explaining firearm facts of life to America. Im so glad youre on our
Duke is a writer, columnist and public speaker whose work has been published widely online
and in print, on both the local and national levels. He has been featured on the Rush
Limbaugh Show and has been a regular guest on the award-winning Michael Savage Show. His
work has appeared in Pat Buchanan's magazine The American Conservative and he writes
regularly for The New American and Christian Music Perspective. He is a regular
contributor to Ether Zone.
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