Shut Down Leftist Gun Grabbers with This Retort
We all remember the terrible 2016 truck attack in Nice, France. The truck barreled down a crowded promenade on Bastille Day and ran over hundreds of people. The news reports explained to us that the truck killed 86 people and severely injured 458 others. It was only by reading down in paragraph 58 on page B6 of the newspaper that we came to the most salient point, which was that there was a Muslim terrorist behind the steering wheel of this malicious truck.
The dastardly truck, of course, didn’t really commit 86 murders and 458 aggravated assaults. The driver did it and he alone was responsible for his actions. The practice of giving inanimate objects, such as trucks, human qualities is known as “personification” — more on this in a moment.
Despite having a Republican in the White House and a GOP-controlled House and Senate in Congress, our Second Amendment rights are under assault like never before. Boulder, Colorado has completely banned ownership and possession of AR-15s within the city limits. New Jersey has banned bump stocks. California, New York, Illinois and other “blue” states are passing more and more repressive gun bans on an almost daily basis.
Part of the problem right now is the personification of firearms. The US Concealed Carry Association has some great advice for how we should all talk about firearms and how to avoid personification of guns.
Check out the following video from USCCA and we guarantee that once you watch it, you’ll never fall into the gun-grabbers’ trap of talking about firearms like this.