Again, I continue to think that focusing on assault weapons and mass shootings is silly. They are edge cases and statistically small compared to the 11,000 handgun deaths that occur every year in shootings of one or two people at a time. THAT is where we need to address policies.
It is silly -hilariously silly. YET, some still argue it is not.
The truth is that handguns cause more deaths than the 'weapon of war' creation that the left touts as evil. As well, the truth is that there is a right to bear arms.
This effort, IT is in reality simply an incremental approach to disarming law abiding citizens. Fifty shades of grey -an attempt to encroach upon an absolute truth by incrementally violating it. This approach is nothing new -it is evidenced right now on the Religious Liberty front where the left claims among other things that those of faith only have the right to worship.
Chicago is a case study on the effects of leftist gun control much as Detroit is a case study on leftist economic policy -both epic failures. The leftist king has no clothes YET some still claim him well dressed.
This whole debate is crazy -there should be no debate to discuss how best to accomplish the illegitimate. Really, if one is honest, there is no debate of consequence here or anywhere. The left already has the prescription in hand and simply seeks to apply it. This 'debate' is nothing but a propaganda war being waged by the left.
By analogy, comparing murder to rape -following a mass rape, the left now calls for all men of a certain stature and mental mindset to be imprisoned.
Some argue that all men can rape -lock them all up. Some, too many, completely miss the point -blind to what actually transpires; evil calling itself good.
This blind herd mentality is nothing new -both Hitler and Stalin did not rise to power in a vacuum. Imposing a collective evil in answer to an individual evil is nothing new either especially when the path sought is Utopian in nature -any means necessary is the battle cry.
Those who blindly work to establish a heaven on earth conveniently ignore the fact that they partner with evil each and every time they support evil means.