“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one–the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts…” ― C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters.
A S S A U L T I N G A K N O W N K I L L E R
Many gun owners you chat with these days are appalled by the violence that the AR 15 assault rifle can inflict on unsuspecting individuals especially children.
When you mention some type of governmental intervention to limit gun ownership many say that this would be a “slippery slope” that could eventually lead to the outright banning of any type of weapon used for personal protection.
Many outraged students in Florida are demanding some type of pro active response from their elected representatives which would out right ban the ownership of such a weapon of mass death and destruction.
The right to bear arms is a constitutional guarantee. It is also a god given right that children have the right to life and not be subjected to the whims of the mentally deranged or the pussy footing around by members in government who fear treading on the business ventures and dreams of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
It might come to the point in time where the individual owners of such weapons might take it upon themselves to disable and or destroy their highly prized possession in the name of decency and common morality.
Would it not be an act of good faith if the owners of such weapons were given a financial incentive to either destroy or surrender their weapon in exchange for a hefty tax break on their income taxes.
The funds could be provided by either the National Rifle Association as an act of good faith or by a special branch of the government allocated with the funds to offset the financial loss that the owners might have incurred.
It is obvious that all the marching and protesting in the world will not sway this current government to change its attitudes about gun ownership.
It might be up to the owners themselves to do the morally responsible thing and either destroy the much contested weapon or surrender it for that coveted income tax break.
Doing something like the owner in the photo above sure beats doing nothing and hoping that the government will act out of good conscience. – gc