The former head of the CIA’s bin Laden unit, Michael Scheuer excoriates those who would limit Americans’ Second Amendment rights. He warns President Trump not to allow anti-gunners to use his reforms as a crack through which to destroy the 2nd Amendment. He writes (abridged):
–Why raise the rifle-buying age to 21? This is an action that would cut away at a core part of many father-son relationships in the United States; it is something to be expected only of a Democrat. Hunting is an activity in which fathers and sons bond, and has been such since Englishmen first came to North America and became Anglo-Americans. Do you intend to also forbid fathers from buying rifles for their under-eighteen sons, or daughters for that matter? Will an eighteen-year old no longer be able to get a hunting license because he is not allowed to have a rifle? Will an eighteen-year old and his Dad be fined or arrested if a game warden catches them hunting or target-shooting with rifles? If this becomes a legal infraction, will the government seize the father’s guns as punishment for giving his son a rifle? The bastard anti-gunners are playing a long-game, Mr. President, and your proposed concessions to them will be used to pry open the door to destroy the 2nd Amendment long after you are back with your company.
–Who gives a rat’s ass what the kids are saying? What kind of an adult and commonsense republic listens to kids who 15 or 16 years of age, and takes seriously what they have to say about the alteration of its Constitution? Only a moron would pay the least attention to their words on this score.
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