A response to hunters for “responsible” gun reform

Tom Knighton answers those hunters who are willing to ban AR-15’s and allow other “reasonable gun restrictions”

For a gun rights advocate, there may not be a phrase that’s more annoying than one that starts with, “I’m a hunter, but…”

These are people who will support the gun control agenda, at least as it currently stands, and ignore anyone who points out that the gun control crowd’s M.O. means they’ll be coming for hunting rifles eventually. They figure since the current debate leaves their guns alone, the rest of the firearm-owning community can go pound sand.

Now, Vice is giving them a platform as a way to try and counter the National Rifle Association.

You can go to Vice and read that piece, but, if you are a gun rights advocate, you can liley know what arguments the pro gun control hunters are going to give. I wanted to focus on how Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms answers those folks

First, who gives a damn if no one needs an AR-15 to hunt? The Second Amendment is strangely mum on the issue of hunting, making it clear that our right to keep and bear arms is a matter of national defense, not about putting food on the table. The AR-15 isn’t bad for defending yourself, your home, or your nation with and that’s really what the Second is about.

Second, you’re an idiot if you think things will stop with a ban on semi-automatic weapons (which isn’t going to happen anyway, even if the Blue Wave is bigger than even Nancy Pelosi believes). It’ll start there, sure.

But tomorrow, your hunting bolt-action rifles will be termed as “sniper rifles” and maybe even “weapons of war.” There will be a push to ban those after some idiot uses one to do something like the Beltway Sniper incident. The airwaves will be filled with talking heads going on about how these weapons are just too powerful for civilian hands.

And you’ll be there, wondering just how in the hell it happened, and the rest of us will point out how you did this. You let it get to this.

For a century, gun owners compromised with gun control advocates. We gave up ground to appear reasonable. What did the gun control crowd ever give up? What did they ever offer to show that they were reasonable?


So we stopped giving up ground. We held firm because it was clear that it was never going to be enough for them until we were all disarmed.

But the Fudds aren’t capable of grasping that reality, and this is all the proof you need of that fact.



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