By Tom Knighton
For some time, gun grabbers have argued that no, they don’t really want all of our guns. They just want “common sense gun control,” as they put it. They realized some time ago that trying to take away the Second Amendment wasn’t going to work, so they shifted gears and are now trying to present their demands as reasonable.
However, a writer at Refinery 29 has just expressed why none of us take their claims of moderation seriously. In a post titled, “Touting ‘Sensible Gun Control’ Hasn’t Worked. So Let’s Switch to ‘Yes, I’m Anti-Guns,’” writer Lily Herman argues:
When the Las Vegas shooting happened in October, I wrote about how much I loathe and despise the National Rifle Association with every fiber of my being. I wrote about how Republicans don’t give a rat’s ass about your life or my life or any of our lives. I wrote about how the issue isn’t just with the guns themselves but our country’s obsession with violence—particularly gun violence—as a national identity. I wrote about how the vast majority (I’m talking eight out of 10 Americans) agree that certain effective gun control policies should be enacted, but our lawmakers won’t do jack shit—and instead extend gun rights.And as I sit here now to write something about the horrific shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL on Valentine’s Day, I realize that anything I’d pen would sound almost identical to what I’ve published before.I’m tired of writing those things. And I’m sure you’re tired of reading them. So let’s cut the crap, because the old system isn’t working here. It’s time for a new approach. And it’s not just saying we’re for Click to see the original article