War Against 'Black Rifles' Ahead: Racist?!?

As always, here at TKC we believe that a stupid question deserves an equally silly and hopefully stupider answer. 

To wit . . . 

Let's forget for a moment that so many Democratic Party leaders are focused on disarming and betraying lawful gun owners in the urban core and amongst their constituency.

Still . . . 


Don't worry . . . The national debate this week will be even dumber than our conversation. 

Accordingly, we notice that prog blogs across the region are offering this line of reasoning . . .

"When a 10-year federal ban on assault rifles ended in 2004, the AR-15 and similar rifles became wildly popular. Black rifles are modular in design, and the configuration of these weapons are only limited by the imaginations of the owners and the companies that sell accessories. Perhaps because they were once banned, they have become a symbol of freedom among some groups. The rocker Ted Nugent, also an NRA board member, has been publicly and aggressively vocal about his enthusiasm for black rifles.

"But no matter how enthusiasts might rhapsodize about them, the AR-15 and related rifles are designed for one thing: killing human beings.

"Shooters used these kinds of weapons in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, where 26 were killed; at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, 49 dead; and in 2017 at Las Vegas, with 58 dead and 500 wounded, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The Las Vegas shooter was using a bump stock.

"Black rifles have been used in scores of other mass shootings and, more recently, to kill 19 fourth graders and two teachers at an elementary school at Uvalde, Texas.

"The killer at Uvalde, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, legally purchased two AR-15 style rifles, along with several hundred rounds of ammunition, as a birthday present for himself, just days before the shooting."

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Black rifles are the favorite of mass shooters. To save lives, these guns have to go. - Kansas Reflector

We must ban the black rifles. It's the only way to stop the epidemic of mass killings in America, where the favored weapon of the gunmen (and they are nearly all men) is the AR-15 and its variants, assault weapons collectively known as "black rifles."

Further reading . . .

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You decide . . .