This blatantly anti-right to keep and bear arms piece is chilling, in that it tries to split off a group of gun “super owners” stated to be 3%. The number of guns owned by this little group that could be picked off for special persecution: 17 guns.
If that seems like a lot of guns to you northeast coast city dwellers, I assure you, 17 guns are easily accumulated over the course of a lifetime.
You inherit your dad’s .22 and 12 gauge. Those, you are not selling. You buy your own .22 pistol to shoot tin cans. You buy a lever action deer rifle. Later, you want to hunt out west or at longer range, so you upgrade to a bolt-action .308. You run across a modestly priced M-1 Garand rifle and can’t pass that up. Later, a friend offers you an M-1 carbine: of course you buy it — everybody loves World War II’s iconic carbine. You are up to 7 guns so far. With American Marxists and anarchists promising war in the streets, and with Democrats going soft on violent crime, you decide on a home-defense pistol. Then, you decide on a personal carry pistol. Your daily carry gun choice was not optimal, and with the newer, better pistols on the market, you upgrade. You are up to 10 guns. A friend trades you another .22 — that Marlin lever action you always wanted as a kid — for a tool and you hit 11. You enter a phase where you collect modestly priced foreign antique military weapons, like the German Mauser from WWII and the iconic British Enfield. You have to join them with an American Springfield, and you are up to 14. You decide that a Remington 870 tactical shotgun is an excellent choice for home defense, and reasonably priced, so it’s 15. Who would not want a Model 1911 .45 pistol? You decide to build your own AR-15 and you hit the article’s magic number: you are a “super owner!”
Yet, you have never murdered anyone, or even fired a round at another person in lawful self-defense. You stay aware; you don’t troll bad neighborhoods buying or selling drugs; you’re off the streets at a decent time; you have never been arrested or committed any crime. Yet, you are singled out by Democrat Party’s Stalinists and their self-anointed and ironically-named State Committee For Safety, and labeled as a danger to society.
You see where this is going, you frightened little leftoids out there? The Guardian article is meant to “other” and isolate gun owners, so that they can be arrested or shot during a SWAT raid. And, you will not care; you will be smug and feel safer when you read about the ordinary American citizen shot dead at his own home for nothing except exercising a natural, constitutional right. He deserved it; he owned 17 guns.
And, I assure you: there is a much higher percentage of American gun owners than 3%, owning lots of guns. No gun owner I know runs around answering such silly surveys. We know there are little commies out there who would take such information and snitch to the goon squads.