Has it ever occurred to anyone pro-gun control that they’re not anti-gun. After all, how would you go about enforcing gun control? As it was once put, if you’re pro-gun control “it’s not that you are anti-gun, because you’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you’re very pro-gun; you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, so reliable, honest, moral and virtuous…) should be allowed to have guns. There is no such thing as gun control. There is only centralizing gun ownership in the hands of a small political elite and their minions.”
In some of the most vile responses to the massacre in Las Vegas, it’s clear that’s the case. Take the response of Nancy Sinatra as Exhibit A, who called for the roughly 5 million members of the National Rifle Association to be executed…with guns.
She then “clarified” she only meant the “murderous” members of the NRA (which we assume is those who disagree with her on gun control? So all of them?)
Ironically, it’s fear of people in power with Miss Sinatra’s attitude that cause many to choose to own guns in the first place. As the Washington Free Beacon‘s Alex Griswold noted, the execution of every NRA member would produce a death toll larger than the Rwandan, Armenian, Bosnian, and Cambodian genocides.