First of all – I’m a gun owner.
I own a Glock G21 handgun, a single-shot .22 rifle that belonged to my Grandfather, and a .410 shotgun that was used in my days as a ranch hand to dispatch armadillo (our cattle were breaking their legs in armadillo holes), and put rabbits, duck, and pheasant on the table.
I also trained with the M1 Garand and the original M16 jam-o-matic in my Allen Academy days. I shot Sharpshooter level with both hands, and still do that well on the rare occasion that I still go to the range .
And no, I don’t EVER carry my handgun around with me in the hope I might get to shoot someone.
So let’s just disarm (see what I did there?) the “You gun-haters want to take away all our guns” trope right now.
I have as much use for a modified (full-auto and burst settings disabled) assault rifle as I do for a
flamethrower or hand grenade. And unless you are in the military, police responding to an active shooter, or are planning to kill a whole shitload of people, neither do you.
It’s a bit like someone with a Piper Cherokee saying that the Government wants to take away his plane, just because you can’t buy an A10 Warthog with a working GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon.
Ain’t the same thing, numbnuts.
10,000 Quatloos to the commenter who can pick out the author in the pic below :