In the ancient clip (not magazine) below, Ben Shapiro takes on ex-expat Piers Morgan on gun control. While Ben scores some good points, it’s clear he’s no gun rights absolutist. He’s for “better screening” for gun purchasers and laws that force people to store their guns safely, and against civilian ownership of machine guns. None of that squares with the Second Amendment’s prohibition against government infringement of Americans’ right to keep and bear arms. The question here . . .
Why not be an absolutist?
It seems clear to me that The People of the Gun aren’t making any headway with politically correct sops to “Fix NICs” and “improve mental health care.” At best, it’s a weak rearguard action. At worst, it’s incremental surrender. After incremental surrender. With nothing to show for it — at least on the federal level or within gun rights defiling slave states.
And just as Mr. Shapiro wants Mr. Morgan to clear the air and admit he wants to ban all guns for civilians (true story!), shouldn’t Mr. Shapiro admit he wants to nix NICs and let his fellow countrymen go full auto?
Or do both sides of the “gun debate” have to hide behind weasel words to win the hearts and minds (and votes) of firearms freedom fence straddlers? I, for one, am tired of gun rights advocates like Mr. Shapiro, Mr. LaPierre and Ms. Loesch playing coy. You?