There’s no such thing as a law-abiding gun owner. Just… wow.
We’ve chronicled some “interesting” statements made by supporters of gun control here at Bearing Arms over the last few years. A constant note of quasi-religion mania has always hidden in their voices, and it is often instructive when they get particularly excited and they go off-script… an occurrence which almost never ends well for them, as they tend to reveal more about how they feel about the average American than they should.
The most recent example of a gun control supporter letting the mask slip is when the head of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, the ironically named Leah Gun-Barrett, let her true feelings be known about gun owners after she debated NRA board member Scott Bach at New York University, and what a slip it was:
The most revealing and disturbing moment of the debate came during the Q&A.
Ms. Gunn-Barrett candidly laid bare a basic premise of the gun ban mindset that usually goes unspoken: there’s no such thing as a law-abiding gun owner.
“You can be perfectly law-abiding one moment,” said Ms. Gunn-Barrett during the debate, “and then the next moment you can be a criminal and do something criminal and wrong, like shoot up a movie theater, or kill your spouse during an argument.” Regulation of people and behavior is needed, she said, “to protect us against our own stupidity and our own irrationality.”
In her warped view, we are all just ticking time bombs, waiting to go off. A law-abiding citizen could go on a murderous rampage just as easily as exceeding the speed limit. One minute we can be good, and the next moment we can become monsters.