Reader Louis S. writes:
Today I was banned by Moms Demand Action’s Facebook page. Why was I banned on this warm July day in Texas? The answer is quite simple: they do not care about political discussion. Now, if I was being an obnoxious individual I would understand. But it was after I proposed a strong counter argument that I found myself banned . . .
An individual brought up the case of the Australian firearm ban in the comments of a post concerning the gun-control mecca of Chicago. My first rebuttal came in the form of an article from the Chicago Tribune that illustrated the correlation between an already dropping murder rate simply continued and that the ban had little effect. After some name calling I then responded — without the name calling — that I disagreed with them.
I then structured an alternate reality in which marijuana was legal and guns were not. Let us imagine that you can now go down to your local convenience store and pick up a big fat doobie, which to some might sound great (note: it doesn’t to me). However, all semiautomatic weapons are now banned. The only place to purchase said weapons would be the black market. With the cartels now looking for a new money source (remember, weed is legal) they pick up the gun trade in full force.
Now the US is flooded even more by criminals with guns and the American gun owner can only defend himself/herself with a double barrel shotgun. I then stated that I would much prefer the world we live in now in which an individual must pass a background check, if purchasing at a retailer, in order to obtain said gun.
Now, I believe going through a background check for a gun makes about as much sense as going through one while purchasing a car. I didn’t believe that this was a battle I wanted to wage with this tyrannical foe.
So in closing, I simply would like to ask Moms Demand Action, why? Why was I banned for simply providing a coherent argument against your ideas? How many people have they banned simply for providing similar, well thought-out alternatives to this gun violence issue some of our cities experience?
As someone who sells guns in a city who is directly across from one of the most violent cities in the world, I know the answer. It is that the city of El Paso has literally thousands of armed individuals who refuse to be the prey of the evil-doers of this world.