In the wake of the Parkland, Florida high school mass shooting, the gun-hating liberal media went overboard, as they tend to do, with their all-out assault on the Second Amendment, the National Rifle Association, Republican politicians, gun owners and all who support any of them.
It has been made abundantly clear in recent days that plenty of liberals want to ban virtually all guns — yes, all of them — as they don’t believe anyone truly needs a gun, nor do they buy into the provable notion that bad guys with guns are typically stopped by good guys with guns.
As such, they balk at the idea of regular American citizens being armed for their own protection, and mock the strawman argument that the NRA is trying to force a gun into the hands of every single person, particularly those from especially vulnerable societal groups, like women and minorities and those who work in certain professions.
Case in point is this tweet and linked article from Vice News which fretted that the NRA wants to arm schoolteachers, preachers and women … yes, Vice apparently stands against women being allowed to possess firearms.
The NRA wants to put guns in the hands of:
• Anyone who goes into a nightclub
…just to name a few. https://t.co/Zk0KzPRKtj
— VICE (@VICE) February 23, 2018
As an aside, the sarcastic comments in response to that tweet are pure gold. What with women now owning guns (the horror!), they’ll also now expect to be able to buy property, drive cars or even vote as well!
But back to the Vice article by Harry Cheadle, which listed out some of the various societal sub-groups and professions that he apparently doesn’t believe need to be, or perhaps shouldn’t even be allowed to be, armed for the protection of themselves and others.
That “very incomplete list” included the aforementioned schoolteachers, preachers and women, as well as nightclub attendees, gay and transgender people, black people, Jews, holocaust survivors, college students, movie theater attendees, or pilots and passengers on planes.
He also doesn’t believe that truckers, firefighters, paramedics, judges and legislators, doctors and nurses or anyone with an office job should have a gun either, among many others.
To be sure, the article was a tongue-in-cheek attack on the left’s strawman argument that the NRA wants to place a gun in every single American citizens’ hands, which simply isn’t the case. The NRA merely thinks every single American citizen has the right to possess a firearm, if they so choose.
Breitbart‘s AWR Hawkins noted that many of those contained on the Vice News list were some of the most vulnerable in our society, who most certainly should be permitted to possess the best tool for defending themselves, a firearm.
“After unarmed teachers have been killed in gun-free school zone after gun-free school zone, VICE’s criticism is aimed at the NRA for wanting teachers to be able to defend themselves,” Hawkins wrote. “After armed attacks on numerous churches, VICE is bothered that the NRA wants ‘preachers’ and other church members to be able to defend the congregation. And after 49 were killed in the gun-free Orlando Pulse nightclub, VICE is bothered that the NRA wants to allow club goers with concealed permits to carry in order to defend themselves and others.”
We suspect that all of the women who have ever used a firearm to defend themselves from assault or rape would beg to differ with Vice as to whether they “need” a gun or not, and we suspect we’d find a similar reaction from most of the other victimized groups on the list as well, such as Jews and holocaust survivors and members of the LGBTQ community.
Really what this boils down to is that the left doesn’t think anybody should be allowed to own firearms, no matter how vulnerable or defenseless they are without them, and would repeal the Second Amendment and confiscate all privately owned guns in a heartbeat if they could.
We wholeheartedly disagree with that tyrannical sentiment and support the natural right of all law-abiding citizens, regardless of race, gender, class or profession to be armed if they so desire, as was intended by our nation’s Founding Fathers.
Please share this on social media so everyone can see that the leftists at Vice News don’t think women, Jews or other minorities or those in vulnerable professions should be allowed to possess a gun.
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