The New York Times’ call to ban just some guns wasn’t good enough for the New Republic’s Phoebe Maltz Bovy, no siree! She wants to ban all the guns:
— New Republic (@NewRepublic) December 10, 2015
I say this not to win some sort of ideological purity contest, but because banning guns urgently needs to become a rhetorical and conceptual possibility. The national conversation needs to shift from one extreme—an acceptance, ranging from complacent to enthusiastic, of an individual right to own guns—to another, which requires people who are not politicians to speak their minds. And this will only happen if the Americans who are quietly convinced that guns are terrible speak out.
She doesn’t get that the more those on the left scream to ban guns, the worse it gets for them, does she?
Points for honesty! https://t.co/OFz9WMlfSa
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) December 10, 2015
@allahpundit That could result in a 64 style blowout.
— Harry Enten (@ForecasterEnten) December 10, 2015
Stupidity level: 1,000 https://t.co/Bg8E6X90R2
— Thomas Parker (@TheThomasParker) December 10, 2015
— Christopher Taylor (@KestrelArts) December 10, 2015
LMAO, try it see what happens https://t.co/AxTnw6hjLU
— hotep abuela (@primatemachine) December 10, 2015
Part of the claim in this article is that gun banners are too scared to speak up.
Umm….when did that happen?https://t.co/RByvzDDvkV
— Jon Ireland (@jrireland1) December 10, 2015
And it doesn’t help politicians who say that they’re not trying to take guns:
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) December 10, 2015
— Populo Iratus (@cmahar3) December 10, 2015
— Kenny Robinson IV (@kennyrobinsonIV) December 10, 2015
She doesn’t explain “how” she’ll accomplish this in her article either, which is quite important — because it’s impossible:
Lots of "why" but little "how," probably because the latter is difficult and the former is emotionally satisfying. https://t.co/dTCg2EkO8d
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) December 10, 2015
How hard could it be? https://t.co/5mz2R4Pztv
— Brian Faughnan (@BrianFaughnan) December 10, 2015
— Greg Camp (@GregCampNC) December 10, 2015
— John of Austria (@JohnofAustria) December 10, 2015
Flashback. This is what it looked like when the government tried to confiscate cows that were grazing on federal land:
— Survivor Medicine (@SurvivorMed) May 28, 2015
We assume Ms. Bovy will be the first to sign up for gun-grabby duty, right?
tbh i don't like the chances of someone named phoebe to confiscate 350 million guns
— Popehat (@Popehat) December 10, 2015