Earlier this week, my State’s Governor made a truly unfortunate statement. You see Governor Bullock has been short-listed for a 2020 run at the Presidency, and as such has been getting more media attention. He was on CNN and was asked about banning semiautomatics, and he said he was for it. Politics aside, it hurts my heart that any leader of any state would resort to such short-sighted rhetoric under the false pretense of wanting to “protect” our children.
I could write pages and pages of reasoning as to why the semiautomatic weapon is one of the most necessary and important tools for our Nation’s safety today, but I’m going to not dive into those waters. However, it did make me think about protection, and who’s really responsible. The notion that our government—either through federal means or local law enforcement—is capable of protecting anyone is beyond dangerous. The average response…
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