Much has been made of “Beto” O’Rourke’s statement, “Hell, yes, we’ll take your AR-15!” Yet overlooked is that O’Rourke has essentially proposed something far more sweeping: outlawing all or virtually all guns in the United States.
The recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities by Yemeni Houthi forces demonstrate once again that an aggressive foreign policy often brings unintended consequences and can result in blowback.
Why AR-15s Are the Plastic Straws of the Gun World — and Why Banning “Assault Rifles” Won’t Save Even One LifeWritten by Selwyn Duke
How did AR-15s become the plastic straws of the gun world? It’s simple: Demagogues need scapegoats. Yet just as banning plastic straws won’t make a dent in the ocean-polluting plastics problem, banning “assault rifles” (which aren’t) won’t save even one life.
If we are to believe the Republicans, they are all that is holding back the forces of socialism from taking over the United States and replacing a free and capitalist society with an authoritarian and socialist society.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe died at age 95 in Singapore on September 6. His blood-drenched grasping for ultimate power in the prosperous former British colony of Rhodesia saw him achieve dictatorial one-man rule.