Since I started out today by mocking the Karen in Pennsylvania who threatened to shoot anyone who got near her without wearing a mask, I suppose its fitting to end the day by talking about why I do wear a mask when I’m out shopping and why I think it’s the consistent position for gun owners to take.
Like most gun owners, I have firearms so that I can protect myself and my family from those who wish to do us harm. That’s also precisely the reason why I mask up before I head into my local Tractor Supply Company, gun shop, or grocery storet; to protect myself and my family from a virus that could cause irreparable harm. Just as with carrying a gun for self-defense, wearing a mask won’t provide me with 100% protection against the coronavirus, but it does increase my chances of keeping my family safe.
Over at Hot Air, Allahpundit takes a look at a new study from Hong Kong on the efficacy of wearing masks to prevent coronavirus transmission, and the results are pretty striking.