Thank you. That’s exactly what I mean.
I’m actually somewhat sympathetic toward gun ownership, as I own a gun, which is in my hurricane kit.
There is a difference between a hunting rifle and a military-style assault rifle that’s more appropriate for an infantry soldier than a hunter or farmer . . . and this common-sense difference is lost on public.
In my country, the cops have been accused of indiscriminately shooting innocent people, but no one ever mentions that the cops are often drastically outgunned by what are–essentially–machine guns.
The political right claim that semiauto guns like the AR-15 are not machine guns . . . but I object to guns like the AR-15 because it is easy to modify into a full-auto gun. You can even create a credible machine gun out of an AR-15 with nothing more than a strong rubber band.
This is not true of lever-action or bolt-action rifles, so I stand by my objections.
If I was a cop, I’d be both paranoid and ready to fire at all times.
This is why you couldn’t get me to be a cop for $300,000 a year.
I really feel like I don’t understand people, and it scares me how clueless I seem to be.
Having been a paramedic, I absolutely hate the fucking AR-15 rifle.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas (59 dead at an outdoor music concert) was carried out by a psychopath with an AR-15 and a bump stock.
The bump stock is a mass-produced, cheap device that does what the rubber band does . . . although in a slightly different way.
In fairness, the bumpstock has been outlawed.
I lost a friend (Ray Vazquez) in a mass shooting that happened in a fast food place in West Palm Beach.
I knew him and his wife for years (we were all paramedics), and he was a stand-up guy.