In a letter to The Providence Journal, Scituate resident Austin O’Toole wonders why The Ocean State’s waterfowl hunting laws — restricting shotguns to three shells — don’t apply across the board. “It appears that we protect ducks from firepower better than we protect school children, church faithful and concert goers and anyone else hanging around.” So much fail in such a small space. In this, Mr. O’Toole is not alone . . .
It wasn’t just the questionable marketing that brought Perez and a group of 30 parents, kids, and other gun control advocates outside on a drizzly Saturday afternoon. They want the Texas sporting goods store to stop selling semi-automatic firearms altogether.
“CVS stopped selling tobacco. HEB doesn’t sell liquor. Academy shouldn’t sell assault rifles,” said Yonhui Bell, who came to the rally with three of her kids. “This isn’t meant to be political, or partisan. This is about a store where you take your children that’s selling guns that have been used to kill children.” . . .
“A semi-automatic weapon is designed to kill many people in a very short amount of time. Seconds. There’s no way anyone in that church could have reached for a gun before they were hit,” [Shannon] Perez said.
If [Sutherland Springs mass shooter Devin] Kelley had come in with a handgun or shotgun, Perez said, the churchgoers would have likely had time to react and stop him. But a semi-automatic weapon is an entirely different type of killing machine.
Over in the Bay State, Ruth Bass writes the following for berkshireeagle.com:
The Second Amendment never meant that you and I have the freedom to own a weapon that’s a threat to family, neighborhood and town. It does grant “the right to bear arms,” which certainly was essential in the pre-police, pre-army days when an individual had to nail a coyote before it grabbed the last sheep or protect the family from a band of marauders. In either case, they did a lot of reloading.
Sigh. Is it me or are many if not most gun control advocates as dumb as a box of hammers? Please share any personal examples of close encounters of the anti-gun idiot kind.