4 years ago
In his current constituent response about the gun-control discussion and legislative proposals, Sen. Angus King says he has serious reservations about limiting “assault weapons” as there is “too much emphasis on the cosmetic appearance of particular firearms rather than their actual functionality.”
A carefully presented NRA tutorial is being circulated among pro-gun control folks about the “assault weapon” misnomer. It’s real intent, though, is to say that if you can’t distinguish an “assault weapon” by definition, then your case for limiting anything is questionable.
The gun control effort is not about cosmetics nor technical definitions of weaponry and does not seek to obliterate anyone’s Second Amendment rights.
This so-called “assault” on gun owner’s rights is not a high-capacity, rapid-fire onslaught against all guns nor their owners. It is, however, a limited capacity onslaught where the outcome will be a lessening of deaths.
Limited capacity onslaught. It’s okay if only 15 or so people die. Exceeding that threshold crosses the line, however. It rankles the sensibilities of all good Americans. Just kill fewer people if you’re going to perpetrate such a heinous act. We won’t talk about what higher capacity could possibly do for the man who’s trying to stop the heinous act.
Limited capacity onslaught. There you have it. Schoolchild logic in today’s America.