The anti-gun left attacks gun rights in ways they won’t challenge free speech, religion or voting rights. Yet.
I am struck again this week by how nowhere is the left/media’s insularity from average America, and ignorance (or purposeful misstatement) of a topic, more on display than when it comes to the issue of guns.
If you are going to cheer taking away gun rights, at least acknowledge you are messing with a constitutional right on par with freedom of religion, voting, free speech, privacy. And treat that with the gravity it deserves, rather than suggesting opponents are just a problem.
Especially if you are simultaneously going to suggest it is beyond the pale to address mental health laws or state involuntary commitment laws, or require treatment for dangerous people. Just have some consistency.
If you are going to suggest that “universal” background checks will stop the next mass murder, you should have to provide evidence such checks would have stopped prior ones. And we all know that is not the case.
– Kimberley Strassel in a series of tweets