Emily Miller of The Washington Times is a woman who understands guns. She also understands that there is evil in the world, and only a warrior protecting the innocent can remove the stain of evil in an emergency. That warrior, whether a responding police officer or a legally armed citizen who makes a split-second decision to answer the call to action and risk his own life to save others, will most often use a gun to stop the evil bad guy’s rampage. Yet after each one of these horrendous shootings, which are not tragedies like a flood or an earthquake but simply an outrageous act by a malignant black-hearted monster, there predictably will be intellectually challenged liberals screaming to have lawfully-armed citizens’ guns taken away from them.
Emily Miler writes truth and common sense in a recent column:
Though it is one of the most popular rifles sold to civilians, the AR-15 is rarely used in crimes, presumably because it’s not readily concealed. The most recent FBI figures show just 358 of the 8,775 murders by firearm in 2010 involved rifles of any type. By comparison, 745 people were beaten to death with only hands that year, but no one has called for outlawing fists.
Mrs. Feinstein joins notorious gun-grabbers like New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in seeking to vilify guns based on their appearance, not their performance. The AR-15 series was designed to look like the military’s M-16, but it is semi-automatic. That means it fires only one round when the trigger is pulled, and that round is no more powerful than any shot by an ordinary hunting rifle.
The left applies the scary term “assault weapons” to play on emotional responses, but it isn’t working anymore. More Americans oppose banning so-called “assault rifles” (53 percent) than favor it (43 percent), according to a Gallup poll from October 2011. The poll also showed the lowest level of support for new gun laws in history.
In other words, the public has realized those laws don’t work. Gun-free zones, like the Aurora movie theater, leave criminals armed and unchallenged.
Right she is. Keeping the good guys with guns out while knowing the bad guys with guns can and will come in makes as much sense as leaving the doors open on your mountain cabin in bear country while cooking bacon because you’ve posted a sign the reads, “Bear Free Zone.”