Sunday, November 09, 2008

Not so narrow, nope...

Mike W., in comments to this post:

Narrow subsection my ass. I bet if you ran down your blogroll you'd find that almost everyone on it owns a gun (or several) that'd be banned under HR1022 or similar AWB's.

Yep. ARs, AKs, Garands, M1As, G3 clones, FALs, Mini-14s, I know all of those are represented on my blogroll. And I know there's probably no way to know for sure, but I'd bet there are a lot of people buying the in-demand rifles for whom those rifles are their first EBRs. (I'm one of them — yep, believe it or not, last week's purchase was my first battle rifle.) And the way the story's been told in both the MSM and the blogs (blogs from gun store OWNERS too, mind you), the spin that it's a "narrow subsection" of gun owners being afraid here is a load of horseshit. So yeah, Doug Pennington was more or less talking out of his ass. His organization and others like it seem to be are really good at that.