Let’s look beyond Mr. LaPierre’s limited vision by delving into some of the practical issues sparked by his suggestion:
Some non-logistical issues Mr. LaPierre failed to take into account include:
While Mr. LaPierre’s handlers – America’s gun manufacturers – would no doubt reward him handsomely for selling 99,000 high powered assault weapons, would our children be any safer? Rational people have concluded that banning assault weapons, unnecessarily large ammo clips and cop-killer bullets, requiring background checks for all would-be gun purchasers, empowering ATF with modern forensic tools and databases, and legislating safeguards to reassure responsible gun collectors and hunters will get us closer to our safety goal. Yes, Mr. LaPierre, you and the nutcases who support your unhinged ideas are clearly certifiable. Thanks for asking.
The writer lives in Pawleys Island.