A man explained the gun show shootings in Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina with a version of the NRA’s “guns don’t kill people” line:
“There is no such thing as an accidental misfire,” he said. “It’s a negligent discharge.”
He then tried to justify the chaos, uttering nonsense about population demographics: “I would imagine if five separate people were sent to the hospital it’s really just a ratio and proportion issue.”
Sure, whatever that means.
A young man addressed how safe the gun show was by showing his locked-up gun case.
“Even when you walk in [with your own gun], they put a safe on it,” he said as he opened his “locked” case before the camera in a nanosecond.
And chimed in a woman, with a little girl frolicking around her: “I believe that it’s our right, that it’s in our Constitution that the government doesn’t have the right to infringe on our rights.”
Yet no one has proposed taking away her constitutional rights. The only measures on the table are stricter control and enforcement of already existing laws. The only ban under debate is of military-style high-powered assault weapons.
“Most of your people in there are sane, responsible firearms owners,” a man confidently asserted, pointing to the building behind him, where on better days students exhibit their science projects. “Those are not the ones I’m worried about.”
I guess he has never heard of a “responsible” gun lover named Nancy Lanza.
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