“Law-abiding” gun owners want to ban guns for anyone who is not them.
Yeah, this is going to work.
In addition, gun owners are not yet another pathetic “marginalized” victim group, some bizarre tiny “culture.” We are not talking about recreational gun ownership. The issue is the universal pre-political natural right to, and even duty of, self-defense. Every man, woman, and child in the US ought to own guns and be deadly proficient at using them.
It’s also about the freedom to own objects that of themselves are harmless and the morality of whose use depends on each individual’s free will.
The author is further under the mistaken impression that it is her job to prevent crimes before they occur. In fact, proper prevention of crimes is done solely via the punishments that the state threatens to unleash upon lawbreakers after the fact. People are afraid of them and through fear abstain from evil deeds.
We cannot lawfully, and need not, deny people rights before they do anything wrong. It is sufficient to demonstrate the efficiency of law enforcement to all concerned by catching actual criminals. If we want to deter specific crimes, the solution is to alter the penal code to punish them more severely.