A Philadelphia reporter yesterday decried the fact that she was able to purchase a self-loading rifle and that the requisite background check only took 7 minutes
Seven minutes. From the moment I handed the salesperson my driver’s license to the moment I passed my background check.
Makes one wonder: what is it that this reporter knows about herself that causes her to think she should have been delayed in exercising a fundamental right? Based on the tenor of the entire story, the author makes it clear she doesn’t believe she should have been “allowed” to purchase a gun at all…or at the least should have had to articulate a reason for doing so.
Why is that? Why, in a country that used to be known as the “Land of the free and the home of the brave” would someone EXPECT to have to justify the exercise of a right explicitly spelled out in the Constitution?
What does she know about herself that we don’t know…what does she know about herself that makes her believe so strongly that she shouldn’t be allowed to own a self-loading rifle?
Maybe we SHOULD enact some common sense gun control: Perhaps journalists, Muslims and liberals should all be added to the list of “prohibited persons”.