Ours is a litigious society, and survivors will want someone besides the killer to “pay.”
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Don’t expect the National Rifle Association to be sued, at least successfully, following the stabbing and car ramming of some victims, and shooting of others, in spite of angry and irrational gun-grabber rhetoric blaming the organization for the murders. As seen in a weekend Gun Rights Examiner post that is still generating no shortage of predictably hostile and insulting comments, California’s status as a top “gun control” state demonstrates it already provides a virtual wish list of what anti-gunners call “common sense gun safety laws.” Any further erosion of the right to keep and bear arms would involve banning private ownership of firearms altogether, since there’s really nowhere else for the gun-grabbers to go, and they know that would be pushing things too far — at present.
That this is an ultimate goal has been well-documented in spite of anti-gunners ridiculing such fears with transparent falsehoods like “Nobody wants to take your guns,” followed with accusations of paranoia for exposing what their own words have flat-out called for. That’s one way they ensure their arguments remain scathingly ad hominem and hysterical instead of reality-based. No matter, as has been demonstrated again, the task before gun owners is not to debate with ignorant haters and government monopoly of violence tools, it is to “guard with jealous attention the public liberty,” and to never surrender the “downright force” needed to preserve it.