For the anti-gun jihadi, gun companies are responsible for anything and everything that happens with their firearms…unless it’s something good. A gun company doesn’t get credit for the millions of people who may have protected their own life with their firearms, but they’re intimately responsible for any and all murders that take place with a weapon they built.
Proving that line of thinking, a group of anti-gun zealots decided to protest outside of Strum, Ruger & Co., Inc.’s headquarters this past weekend.
Christine Bisceglie was reading an opinion piece on gun control last month, soon after the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas that took 26 lives, when one detail struck her — the manufacturer of the gun used in the shooting was based in Connecticut.
The Norwalk resident was “horrified” to learn that the maker of the AR-556 rifle used by Devin Patrick Kelley to spray bullets at church goers at First Baptist Church in a quiet Texas town in early November was headquartered in the state she’d lived in her whole life.
“It’s a little secret, it’s off the side street. Nobody even really knows about it,” Bisceglie said Sturm, Ruger & Co., which is based in Fairfield’s Southport section.
She coordinated with New York-based Gays Against Guns to organize a protest on Sunday against Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. Bisceglie and about 15 other people from New York and Connecticut dressed up in red and green Christmas attire and marched through downtown Fairfield to the firearm company’s headquarters in Southport. They carried signs that read “Sturm, Ruger makes massacre weapons” and chanted “Sturm, Ruger is worse than Freddy Krueger.”
I’m sure this group will also be protesting Home Depot for renting the truck used in the Halloween terrorist attack in New York City that claimed eight lives?
No? Why not?
If they try to claim that Home Depot isn’t responsible for the attack, they’re right. They’re not. They provided a legal product for sale on the open market–in this case, truck rentals–and were taken advantage of by a maniac with a nefarious purpose.
Kind of like Ruger.
When the company built that particular rifle, there was no intent for it to be used for evil purposes. Millions of these guns are in circulation right now, and the vast majority of them were bought for lawful reasons. I bought mine because they’re good for personal defense and they’re a hell of a lot of fun to shoot. There’s no intention to slaughter the innocent.
That’s the case for almost every single one of the people who own them. No one wants to go on a rampage.
But somehow, what the Sutherland Springs shooter did was Ruger’s fault. Unlike Home Depot or the company who built the truck, Ruger is somehow supposed to be clairvoyant as to the intentions of those who buy their product. They’re supposed to know what evil lurks in the hearts of men and all that nonsense.
Look, they have a right to protest if they want. I get that.
But protesting a company engaged in lawful commerce is ridiculous. The individual responsible for the attack, the only one responsible for the attack, is dead. He’s the one who should be protested, not Ruger.