Our veterans deserve respect for putting themselves into harm’s way to defend us and innocents around the world.
That said, this veteran’s gun control tweet leaves some things to be desired:
I carried an M-4 in the Afghanistan desert for almost a year. If you feel you need this or another weapon of war like it to protect your home; you need to re-evaluate the way you’re living your life & make fewer enemies. These have no place in civilian hands.#VetsForGunReform pic.twitter.com/Z4xauYDbAY
— Westside Fireman (@WestsideFireman) March 24, 2018
Wounded Warrior J.R. Salzman was, shall we say, less than convinced. To that end, he’s spent the past couple of days dismantling Westside Fireman’s argument:
Doesn't the whole fact that you are a clear expert on this matter prove the point that it would be unwise to allow ordinary citizens to be able to buy certain (semi-)automatic guns without a proper training or license?
— Charles Erkelens (@CTErkelens) March 26, 2018