Another school shooting, this time in the state of Florida leaving seventeen dead and despite the overwhelming number of warning signs that were missed by so many Government agencies.
The immediate blame game started before the crime scene tape had even been hung up, with the usual actors demanding gun control, faulting the NRA and the AR-15 rifles in the hands of innocent gun owners nationwide.
While that is not to be unexpected, what is more concerning was how many so-called conservatives and those on the right who were quick to cave in. All in a rush to sell out their fellow gun owners and Americans just to be on the correct side of the hysteria.
Max Boot, in his column in the Washington Post recently, postulated that the Second Amendment is turning into a suicide pact for those who support and defend it. Boot states that we should “rethink” the Second Amendment because 18th-century firearms are supposedly less lethal than those made today.
I assure you Mr. Boot, soldiers who were shot with a .75 caliber lead round ball from a Brown Bess musket weighing over 500 grains found them to be quite lethal. One thing I loathe is those using modern means of the First Amendment, to tell us how antiquated the Second Amendment is. I expect you to be fair Mr. Boot and start writing with a quill pen and to have your editorial printed out perhaps on a colonial era printing press.
However, Max Boot was not alone in his criticism. So-called and self-proclaimed conservative Bill O’Reilly, who has on more than one occasion turned his anger on the NRA, and gun owners once again proved he knows little of the Second Amendment and the rights our Founding Fathers were so eager to protect, which is ironic given the books O’Reilly has published on those great Americans. On his February 15, 2018, podcast, O’Reilly stated that no one should be able to buy a gun until they reach the age of 21.
by David LaPell