If Gabrielle Blair didn’t exist, the pro-rights movement would have to invent her, if only for the comedic relief. She approaches gun people control with all the expertise of an interior designer.
Ms. Blair achieved her bit of internet fame the other day with a simple(-minded) tweet.
There are far better ways to protect your family than a gun. Get a life insurance policy. https://t.co/sKtXngJft0
— Gabrielle Blair (@designmom) November 24, 2019
There are far better ways to protect your family than a gun. Get a life insurance policy.
Since you have to die for the insurance to pay off, I’d prefer to avoid that.
I don’t think she really understands how insurance works. I suppose she also eschews fire extinguishers in the kitchen in favor of home owners insurance. She can swat that grease fire with the policy pack.
Replies to her tweet are extensive, ranging from deadly serious to hilarious. There may be some supportive ones in there, but I didn’t spot them.
Blair doubled down
I know you truly believe that you’ll need to defend your family at gunpoint. You need to let that go. Statistically it’s just not going to happen. I know it’s boring, but if you want to protect your family, things like seatbelts, fire alarms, and life insurance are your best bet.
I’m going to guess that Blair lives in a gated community with security guards. Because in the real world, even the anti-rights Violence Policy Center admits to hundreds of thousands of defensive firearm uses per year. Statistically, there’s a pretty good chance that at some point in your life, you’ll need a gun. Or wish you had one.
Personally, I’ve been through three mugging attempts; twice with two perpetrators, once with three. The attempts failed, and I may even be alive because I was armed. (The first was priceless. I was off-duty with a fellow officer. Miscreants demanded money. Simultaneously — almost as if choreographed –I and my friend brushed our jackets back and grasped pistols. That also exposed the badges on our belts. We laughed our aft regions off as the wannbe bad guys ran like hell.)
Cars are highly regulated. Are you advocating that guns be regulated like cars? Because I’m on board.
Me, too! I won’t need a background check to buy a gun. No 4473s so the ATF knows my race. No more fingerprinting for my carry license. I won’t need a permit if I stay off the public roads. Minors will be able to buy from FFLs. No more mag limits. Full auto will be freely available again!
Let’s do it.
Or maybe she wants cars regulated like firearms. No muffler unless you pay the NFA big fee and get permission. No more automatic transmissions (unless your car was built May ’86 or earlier). Your gas tank can only hold enough fuel to get you to work, but not back. We could ban high-capacity tractor-trailer rigs.
In her ill-advised Twitter foray, Gabrielle Blair somehow manages to encompass nearly every ignorant, irrational gun control talking point I’ve ever heard. She didn’t convince anyone, and I doubt our side convinced her of anything.
But she did provide thousands of better-informed people with hours high quality comedy. And probably set a new Twitter ratio record, too.