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Coming to a State Near You: The Gun Safety-ers

Jan. 13, 2015

Gun control should only mean hitting your target. So, facing numerous public debate defeats, gun grabbers have rebranded. They will target individual states and will refer to themselves as advocates of gun safety because it’s such a cuddly term. Who could be against gun safety? Sure, we’re all for gun safety: Always assume the gun is loaded, keep your finger off the trigger and never leave your firearms in a place where children could discover them – especially if the child is 75, in Congress and wants to mess with your guns. But the “safety” for which gun grabbers advocate is the iron fist of the government deciding who deserves the right to bear arms. President of Everytown for Gun Safety John Feinblatt told The New York Times that gun grabbers looked to the success of leftist crusades like same-sex marriage for their new strategy. “The arc of the marriage-equality movement started in the federal government, and got them the Defense of Marriage Act,” he said. “Then they went to the states and showed that if you can get the majority of the public on your side state by state, that will influence the courts and Congress in the end.” Of course, same-sex marriage advocates more often than not won by going to activist judges first, only later winning public opinion through guilt and intimidation. Let’s hope support for the Second Amendment is stronger than that. More…

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