‘Reasonable’ gun control is a slogan, not a solution

I have been a pro-Second Amendment activist for more than a half century and have seen many attacks on the right to keep and bear arms. The arguments are long on emotionalism and very short on logic. Many politicians and the liberal media have an agenda to disarm the American public and will use propaganda, lies and half truths to further this agenda. I have seen it time and time again. Once more, they are focusing on “reasonable” gun control laws like banning military style “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines. This is only a slogan, not a solution.

Using the Sandy Hook tragedy as the focal point for their argument against high-capacity magazines is one of the biggest pieces of deceit. Adam Lanza could have murdered the 20 school children with an old double-barreled shotgun. What 5-year-old child could stop a grown man from shooting and reloading as many times as he chose?

The Webster incident showed another side of the argument. A criminal who should never have been let out of prison got two guns illegally and shot four firefighters, killing two. During this short period of time, an off-duty law enforcement officer came on the scene and fortunately had a gun with him. He neutralized the situation, which obviously saved the lives of the two wounded men and prevented other responders from danger. Wayne LaPierre was correct when he said that the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Politicians tout that their laws are reasonable and “all we want is …” They get the bill passed and at the press conference, often the tune changes to: “This is a good first step.” Law-abiding gun owners look at history and fear that their good first step will turn into a goose step. That is why we are opposing more gun control laws.

Budd Schroeder

Board Chairman, SCOPE