…when they say “We don’t want to ban your hunting guns”? Well…
What gun nuts don’t want you to know is many target and hunting rifles are chambered in the same round (.223/5.56mm) that Lanza’s assault weapon was. Even more guns are chambered for more powerful rounds, like the .30-06 or (my personal “favorite”) 7.62x54R…
Remember the beltway sniper back in 2002? The one who killed a dozen odd people? Even though he used a bushmaster assault rifle, he only fired one round at a time before moving. He could have used literally any rifle sold in the US for his attacks.
The only way we can truly be safe and prevent further gun violence is to ban civilian ownership of all guns.
The first thing out of my mouth to Sabra when I read that?
“Liberals are STUPID.”
Why? Because we have been pointing certain things out this entire time, namely that
A. bolt-action hunting rifles are chambered in more powerful calibers than .223 Remington, and
B. the Beltway snipers could have pulled off their reign of terror just as easily with a bolt-action hunting rifle (aka high-powered sniper rifle) as they did the semiautomatic rifles that they were using. (That “assault weapons” “ban” we had in effect then worked pretty well, didn’t it?) I know I have pointed out this very thing in this space on numerous occasions.
(And the author doesn’t think there’d be widespread civil disobedience over an immediate national ban on concealed carry just as there would be over a ban on all guns? It might not be on the same level, but it’d still be there.)
As for the rest of it…well, it’s all the proof you need as to why gun owners loudly protest things like what we’re seeing proposed by Dianne Feinstein. In other words, why do we protest the small things? Because enough small things add up to big things. And they spell this out, just as they have done so many times before. You’d think they’d learn sooner or later.
But then, it’s not as if they haven’t already shown their hand on numerous occasions…