Monday, July 12, 2021

I was wondering when they'd get back around to this

It's been 30 years since the gun ban orgs shifted focus to AR's and AK's from handguns.  Fewer people owned the rifles but nearly everyone had or knew someone with a handgun in a sock drawer.

The admitted truth is the most firearm homicides are done with handguns, but also, most self defense gun use is done with handguns.  A combination of numbers extant and convenience to the user, mostly.  

But it's a tough sell, still, to go after handguns, now as well as thirty years ago.  Go after the scary 'assault weapon' rifles.  

But that didn't work either.  It's long lost it's initial boogeyman momentum, and complaining about them only sells more of em.  So a few of the more honest gun ban types bring up that handguns are the true scourge.  

I don't think that's going to help them, even with a full court press propaganda push behind it.  Handguns and awareness that DGUs actual exist serious number are even more plentiful now than 30 years ago.  

The prohibitionists are going to have take more extreme measures.  Gunpowder causes Covid?  Hoppes cleaning fluid existing anywhere within a quarter mile of your location lowers testosterone in men and causes birth defects?  Semi-autos are fash, and bash the fash?  Yeah, I dunno. 

1 comment:

Angus McThag said...

The NFA was supposed to go hand in hand with a handgun ban. AOW, SBR and SBS are pretty arbitrary and meaningless restrictions when handguns are legal.

Even in 1934 they couldn't manage to get handguns banned.

It's also illustrative how long they've been trying.