If I were King of the Forest, I’d grab all the guns and melt them down into park benches and whatnot. (OK, I probably would do it as a buy-back program, but it would be compulsory.) I don’t give a merde about the Second Amendment.
But alack and alas, I am not King of the Forest, and we are awash with guns, as the WaPo morning email thingie details:
A dramatic shift in U.S. gun culture made the AR-15 a bestseller.
- The numbers: About 1 in 20 U.S. adults — roughly 16 million people — own at least one AR-15, according to new polling data from The Post and Ipsos.
- How it happened: The industry embraced the gun’s political and cultural significance as a marketing tool after a federal assault weapons ban expired in 2004, a Post investigation found.
- One fatal consequence: Ten of the 17 deadliest U.S. mass killings since 2012 have involved AR-15s.
Unless the deer are shooting back, hunters don’t need these things.
If you have a spare moment, maybe at lunchtime, this feature story in Vanity Fair is worth your time:
“THE GUNS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING”: A DAY WITH LAUREN BOEBERT’S DOOMSAYING DINERS AT SHOOTER’S GRILL
UPDATE 2: The WaPo: The gun that divides a nation
I used to have one of these tee-shirts (got it at Dana Lyons joint)
The 2nd Amendment guarantees the Right of every American to be shot anytime any and everywhere.
I have more than a few guns, but they’re relics from an earlier era when I was a dedicated hunter. Now they stay locked up in a secure safe. I haven’t taken them out in years…
The second amendment fanatics will eventually drive the sane Americans to repeal the second amendment. Of course this depends on whether we can keep our democracy alive.
It also depends on whether we can remain alive, period.
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