Gun control is the talk of the town as the week comes to a close. Well, that and Greenland. And Jeffrey Epstein. But the mass shootings two weeks ago has DC buzzing, media furiously reporting, and activists on both sides of the debate furiously Tweeting at each other. Senator Dianne Feinstein weighed in on the discussion by pointing out some important facts about the alleged Dayton shooter, Connor Betts.
A 100 round magazine allowed the Dayton shooter to fire 41 bullets in 32 seconds. High capacity magazines are unnecessary for hunting or home protection. They’re designed for one purpose: firing as many bullets as possible as fast as possible. They don’t belong on our streets.
— Senator Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) August 16, 2019
Her facts are correct. Her analysis is off because it missed one important point. We’ll get to that in a minute, but let’s declare once and for all (though I’m sure I’ll have to repeat myself later) that the 2nd Amendment IS NOT ABOUT HUNTING OR HOME PROTECTION. Our right to keep and bear firearms was put into the Constitution by our founders because they recognized what could happen if the people had no recourse against an oppressive government. Just as Venezuelans didn’t realize they danger they were putting themselves into when they allowed their guns to be taken away, so too do many Americans put way too much trust in government.
The authoritarian left wants guns because they know they’ll never achieve their endgame as long as the people can defend themselves from tyranny.
Feinstein is correct that the Dayton shooter was able to cause an extreme amount of death and injury in a short period of time. Police were quick to respond, otherwise it could have been much worse. But as our EIC pointed out in a Tweet, Feinstein’s narrative is worthless when you look at it from the opposite perspective.
It also took six trained police officers 65 rounds to take down a single gunman. https://t.co/Kpg7jJA8Kl
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) August 17, 2019
Gun control is not the solution to our mass shooting problem. If anything, gun control has enabled shooters to enact their crimes without fear of many “good guys with a gun” to stop them. We must never give up our 2nd Amendment rights.
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