Over the weekend, Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh discovered that law-abiding, gun-owning Americans take offense when you claim they’re all “mass murderers.”
Responding to Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-CA) suggestion that gun owners who resist government authorities who might confiscate their weapons could be literally nuked from orbit, Burleigh decided to wax poetic on why, exactly, she felt the nation’s 15,000,000 or so legally owned AR-15 rifles should be immediately taken from their owners.
No AR-15 owner she’s met, Burleigh said, has been anything short of a mass murderer.
Almost every single person I’ve ever heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer. Based on Twitter sample the rest of them are scarily paranoid. Get on the right side of history @DLoesch @Rambobiggs #gunsense https://t.co/rFtHFBpvLM
— Nina Burleigh (@ninaburleigh) November 17, 2018
I know multiple people who own AR-15’s, and none of them has ever shot anyone, much less committed mass murder. I have met one mass murderer, however, but he was a doctor in my town who did about 50 abortions a day. Guess not all murder is committed with a gun.
— Kelly J (@Calla_Lily_85) November 19, 2018
Hmm guess I'm a mass murderer. Thx for telling me.
— Marcia Brady (@somethingabtjen) November 19, 2018
The AR-15 is the single most popular rifle in America. Millions of law abiding citizens own them for everything from target practice to hunting to home defense.
— Carlos Frazier (@CarlosFrazier_) November 19, 2018
If all fifteen million legal AR-15 owners are, indeed, mass murderers, it’s absolutely shocking that there aren’t multiple mass murders per day. – READ MORE