TTAG reader AM clocked The New York Times article Where Support for Assault Rifles Is All in ‘Good, Clean Fun’ and read between the lines:
Mr. Pereira, 45, is a regular at the target range here at Markham Park, a county-run recreation area outside Fort Lauderdale that offers family camping, boating, biking, a dog park, a nature trail and, at the far end, a 100-yard shooting range.
This seems like an ideal situation, fun for all! . . .
Arguments over gun control may boil in some quarters. But here, canoers, bird-watchers and even the dogs paid little heed to the distant crackle of gunfire.
There must be something wrong with these people!
How can we not limit weapons that can kill dozens in minutes? Why would any sport shooter need extra hand grips and a magazine holding 30 or even 100 cartridges?
As if a magazine change would stop a determined killer. And it’s fun to shoot without having to constantly reload (but I do like the idea of one shot and on target).
Mr. Pechnick, 31, said he favored wider background checks and thought that someone should be monitoring large purchases of ammunition. “You can buy 1,000 rounds of ammunition online and nobody says anything,” he said, adding that banning the rifles seemed pointless.
Hell, when ammo is on sale why not buy it in large amounts, I find myself shooting at least 200 rounds any time I go to the range.
His father, Jorge Pereira, said he did not share his brother Eddie’s love of guns but saw nothing wrong with it, “and I’m a registered Democrat.”
I am also a registered Democrat (the shame, but I haven’t voted Democrat in at least 20 years), and see nothing wrong with other people exercising their rights (but like Dogbert, there are some people I would not trust with string).