Evil people have a surprising amount of creativity when it comes to doing bad things to innocent people. Of course, this is one of the reasons that people should be allowed to legally have and carry firearms: to have that gun in the moment when an evil person surprises you with a new and unexpected way to be horrible.
You would think that anti-2A politicians would understand this basic concept. After all, they, as people pushing the evil ideology of gun control, keep coming up with ways to try to steal the rights of innocent, law-abiding Americans.
And, today, we have another way that anti-2A politicians are trying to sneak gun control into place, not directly, but knowing that will be the (intended) result of the policy that they’re pushing. Kevin Stocklin writes,
New York Attorney General Letitia James led a multi-state coalition of 20 attorneys general calling on the Biden administration to halt the sale of 5.56 caliber ammunition to civilians by the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, a Missouri-based supplier for the U.S. military.“Billions of rounds of military-grade ammunition manufactured at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant have been sold on the commercial market, leading to their use in many of the most tragic mass shootings in recent history,” the AGs stated in a Jan. 9 letter to the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention. “We ask your Office to conduct an investigation into the contracting processes that led to this situation, and to take action to ensure that military-grade and military-subsidized ammunition stays out of civilian hands.”
The letter was signed by AGs from Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. While many of these states have been enacting restrictions on firearms, others, including Arizona and Vermont, maintain a tradition of relatively permissive gun laws.
However, all signatories expressed their desire to restrict civilian access to ammunition commonly used in semi-automatic AR-15-style rifles, citing in their letter mass shootings in which the 5.56 caliber was used.
I don’t know about you, but I find this attempt to prevent legal gun owners from being able to buy ammunition for their guns chambered in 5.56 absolutely disgusting.
These anti-2A clowns keep pushing the idea that a tool is the problem, when any rational look at the data in context makes it very clear that the problem is not, and has never been, the tool’s fault. Gun violence is completely the fault of the evil person who devalues the life of other human beings.
And the people with that problem are the people who keep trying to take your guns so that you can’t protect yourself from other people when attacked.