In the video below, comedienne and unapologetic gun owner Whoopi Goldberg invites the feds to “come and check all my stuff.” They can “come and find out what I’m doing, where I bought stuff, because I want you to know that I’m not trying to do anything odd with my guns.” Odd? What does that even mean? And yet . . .
this is the exact same attitude I encountered in the Land of Hope and Glory, as I watched the U.K. become the most surveilled nation on planet earth. “If you’re not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to be afraid of,” was the logic there.
I’ve also heard that opinion expressed by some gun owners re: “universal background checks.” Why not have the feds make sure you don’t have a criminal background before you buy a gun? Any gun. From anyone.