I think this vote strikes a bit close to home for me as well because of all the similarities that the 55% of Scots who voted no share with those fearful and ignorant voters who vote FOR gun control.
Even though gun control groups have abandoned the attacks on assault weapons, and even the New York Times admits AWB’s do nothing to stop crime and that so called assault weapons are hardly ever used to commit them in the first place, earlier this year Rasmussen did a poll that showed 59% of Americans supported an assault weapons ban.
Why? Much like in Scotland, it is because of fear mongering and ignorance.
Because for years the doomsayers and gun haters have railed upon the deadly black gun. Though the gun controllers didn’t provide evidence to support their claims they would still make outlandish statements about the danger of a Second Amendment that was not infringed by such bans. And the fearful and ignorant ate it up. Because they didn’t know any better. Because no one they knew had an AR-15. Because they were so enamoured by the thought of the government caring for them at the cost of their liberty they didn’t care enough to actually look at the situation.