As I never grow tired of saying, if the anti-second amendment crowd didn’t have bad arguments, they’d have no arguments at all. A blog called Addicting Info published an article written by someone named Sarah containing the following excerpt, which showed up in my news feed this morning. I hesitate to call this a leftist blog, since it appears to be little more than a partisan screed for the Democratic Party, and I’ve known some leftists who have at least made an attempt to feign intellectual integrity; partisan operatives less so . . .
There’s nothing like seeing this on a Monday morning before your first cup o’ joe:
The NRA has mastered the art of manipulating their simple-minded members and followers into purchasing more and more firearms and ammo based off of lies that claim Democrats want to take their guns.
For the last seven years, we’ve heard nothing but lie after lie about President Obama taking everyone’s guns and making us vulnerable as a nation. Ironically, he’s actually expanded gun rights, and not ironically, it doesn’t seem he ever has taken, nor plans to take, anyone’s firearm.
However, this line sells guns. It gets people to run out to stores and stock up on guns and ammo. The NRA is in bed with the gun manufacturers and it’s, quite honestly, a clever little scheme they’ve doctored up to profit off people too stupid to realize they’re being manipulated.
Now, with Hillary Clinton being the front-runner in the Democratic field of choices for President of the United States, the NRA has wasted no time redirecting their lies to spread misinformation about the former Secretary of State….
She’s gonna take yer guns!!! Quick, go to the store and buy as much as you can! This has nothing to do with profit! She’s gonna take yer guns!!!
I mean, c’mon now. How stupid do you need to be to believe this hype? “She wants to control over every aspect of you right to keep and bear arms — so she can deny it at will.” Really?? I personally like the double dash before the end of the sentence for added drama. Well played.
Does Clinton want to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines? Yes she has said this. However, is that banning all weapons and ammunition? No, not at all. Is this “control over every aspect of your right to keep and bear arms?” No, not at all. After recent shootings where high-capacity magazines were used and the death toll could’ve been dramatically reduced, this is just common sense, and to not agree with it is selfish. They’re not needed in civilian use.
Follow that argument? Hillary! doesn’t want to take your guns. Well, not all of them. I mean, yes, she does want to take your rifles, but you’ll still be able to own certain types of state-approved guns. Like in California. Or New Jersey. That’s just common sense confiscation, I guess.