Tens of thousands march for “sensible gun control”!
Ain’t gonna happen, and here’s why.
But first of all let me tell you where I’m coming from. Like Kris Kristofferson’s Pilgrim, I’m a walking contradiction.
I’m a strong Second Amendment supporter but I don’t own any guns and don’t do shooting sports. (I do have a nice sword collection if you’re thinking about a home invasion though.) I favor decriminalization of drugs but my drug of choice is beer. I think traditional marriage is the best environment to raise children in, but I’m a single father of two.
So all of you on both sides, think of me as an outsider and listen.
You anti-gunners, you’ve destroyed your own case. You have, pardon the expression, shot yourself in the foot.
You pro-gunners, though I think you’ve got the better argument sometimes you’re not helping yourselves either.
“We don’t want to take your guns we just want sensible laws!”
Nobody believes you. I’m not even sure you believe you.
No doubt marchers’ opinions ran from restrictions to outright bans, but the central drive of the anti-gun movement is to outlaw civilian ownership period. No politician will say it in public, but plenty of people who aren’t running for office have told me straight up that’s what they want.
by Stephen W. Browne