End The Gun Epidemic In AmericaYou can suspect what's coming next.
But motives do not matter to the dead in California, nor did they in Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut and far too many other places. The attention and anger of Americans should also be directed at the elected leaders whose job is to keep us safe but who place a higher premium on the money and political power of an industry dedicated to profiting from the unfettered spread of ever more powerful firearms.It does no good to reason with these people when they use words like "ever more powerful weapons". The weapons used in California and Colorado weren't particularly powerful. They were powerful enough, indeed, to commit murder and all reasonable people abhor murder. These were not reasonable people, and the editorial board at the New York Times are not necessarily burdened by reason either. No, their purpose is quite plain. Disarmament.
Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It is possible to define those guns in a clear and effective way and, yes, it would require Americans who own those kinds of weapons to give them up for the good of their fellow citizens.And there, my friends, is the agenda. they want us to give them up for the good of our fellow citizens. They are unmasked, plainly saying what we have believed them to mean for decades. Give them all up, turn then in. Disarm in the face of evil.
The editorial board of the New York Times wraps themselves in the sacred First Amendment to trample on the guarantees of the Second Amendment. I can think of no more evil purpose than that.
Now, if you'll excuse me I have to load some ammo, and prepare for a trip to the range.