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Anti-gunners always act like every gun owner is a murderer in the making. They see a gun and act like we’ll draw and start shooting at even the slightest provocation as if we’re all unhinged people who want to slaughter anyone and everyone.
An anti-gun activist in the Connecticut State Capitol showed us why they do that. The technical term is “projection.”
State Capitol police expelled an unnamed gun-control advocate from a public hearing Monday after someone photographed her sending a text message in which she imagined shooting NRA members and a legislator opposed to gun control.
“If I had a gun, I’d blow away Sampson and a large group of NRA,” read the text, photographed before it was finished.
The text was sent to the women’s daughter, not a lawmaker or NRA member, Lee said. She does not own a firearm.
It’s almost funny how often we see these sentiments from anti-gunners. It’s right up there with those who admit they’ll attack people who are lawfully carrying a firearm, confident that they understand Stand Your Ground laws well enough to justify it (narrator voice: They don’t).
Apparently, they oppose gun ownership for anyone because they know they can’t be trusted with a firearm and figure no one else can either.
However, there are millions of gun owners in this country. Millions.
That’s just lawful gun owners, I might add, because those are the ones we’re generally talking about targeting with new gun laws. And yet, how many murders do we have every year? Not even close to that many. The number of gun deaths reported each year is generally between 30,000 and 40,000. Two-thirds of those are suicides, meaning you’re looking at 10,000-15,000 homicides.
How many of those are committed by people who lawfully owned their firearms?
I won’t say none because I know better but remarkably few. Most of those homicides are from things like gang violence.
Yet legal gun owners are the problem? No. Anti-gunners often think we are, though, because they’re the ones who express violent thoughts all the time. Meanwhile, the most you get out of the pro-gun side, by and large, are warnings. We’ll warn you that we’ll defend ourselves if you come after our guns. We warn you that too many gun regulations will eventually cause a civil war. We warn because the vast majority of us don’t want that kind of thing.
But more and more often, we see these anti-gunners expressing this desire to do whatever it takes to get their message across.
What they don’t get is that it’s not that we support horrible things happening. It’s that we don’t think their solutions will work. Millions of Americans aren’t bought and paid for by the NRA, for crying out loud. Neither are pro-gun legislators, contrary to popular opinion on the left. We don’t think gun control will do anything except make people less safe.
And for that, in some people’s minds, we should all be slaughtered.
The kicker is that they think they’re the reasonable ones.