As we’ve mentioned before, the gun control activists who emerged from the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., seemed to zero in on two targets in particular: the NRA and the AR-15.

The AR-15 was so demonized that network anchors started comparing the velocity of bullets shot from different guns and people began excusing the school resource officer who did nothing to engage the shooter because he was armed with only a handgun and its relatively “slow” bullets — of course he’d hide in a stairwell.

It seems Emma Gonzalez, one of the most vocal and well-recognized of the Parkland gun control activists, is still railing against the AR-15 in particular and thinks you ought to join the military if you want to fire a rifle like that.

“You don’t need…” are three words which have launched countless arguments, but in a free country, it’s really not up to the government or a bunch of teenagers to determine what people “need” let alone what they just plain want.

If she had, she might have been called out of class and interrogated about it by school officials and law enforcement officers.


Related: