The Man Card

From a Washington Post article noting that Bushmasters were flying out the doors of gun dealers: “On Wednesday afternoon, the Stars and Stripes and a green Remington company flag flew at half-staff in front of Remington headquarters. Behind glass doors bearing a sign that read “Unauthorized firearms prohibited,” an officer with the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office leafed through a hunting magazine under buck heads, a stuffed duck, men-in-the-wilderness paintings and frosted Christmas decorations. He said the company had requested added security.

I guess Remington overlooked a “Man Card” reissue at its corporate headquarters.

I carried the military version of the AR-15 in Vietnam and used it for its intended purpose.

The AR-15 is not a hunting rifle and is less effective as a home protection weapon that a shotgun. I cannot imagine a necessary use for this weapon by anyone other than military, police and security personnel.

I am a gun owner. I own rifles, shotguns and handguns. I use them. I support the right of Americans to own and use guns.

But the Second Amendment does not require us to accommodate paranoid survivalists and Rambo wannabees. If anyone feels the need to have their “Man Card” reissued, let them buy some Viagra.

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One Response to The Man Card

  1. Gary Sankary says:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself Tom. Perfect.

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