The Gun Rights Rally

It was quite something. watching TV, seeing the guys at the Richmond, Virginia, gun rights rally last weekend. They were standing around looking wary and awkward with AK-47s and the like strapped on their shoulders. They were trying to look ready for action, ready to be heroes. 

Why did they acquire those heavy-duty military-style weapons? Almost none of these guys plans to shoot anybody. I think the reason most of them acquire a weapon designed for committing mass murder is so that if, in the years ahead, anyone (like some liberal who’s gotten in power, for instance), tries to take it away from them, they’ll be ready to defend their right to keep it. They’ll be ready to fire it. That’s because their reason for obtaining it was to make sure no one would take it away from them.