We all thought it would be different, didn’t we. After Columbine. After Aurora. After Sandy Hook.
But no. Nope. Nada. Didn’t happen
We’ve all gotten used to thinking the unthinkable: Not a chance for change. Not with the money the NRA has behind them. Not with the gun folks getting progressively crazier.
So some creative thinking was called for.
Right to the Heart!
Naturally, the gun nuts are going, well, nuts. As reported in the Huffington Post where I found the video:
The National Rifle Association’s New York affiliate immediately condemned the stunt and called for an investigation into whether the organizers violated New York’s gun laws.
“[It is a] felony violation of the Sullivan Act for a person to possess a handgun anywhere in New York without a license. The video clearly shows individual ‘customers’ handling various handguns and doing so in an unsafe manner,” New York State Rifle and Pistol Association President Thomas King said in a press release.
Because, you see, it’s not OK to “handle” a gun, but the 2nd Amendment gives us all the right to own them. And use them.
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Timiny Cricket, a commenter, said that he’d
like to hear about some of the positive examples where a gun scared away someone about to commit a crime or even was used in self defense and saved the owner’s life.