While this editorial was written by the Chairman of Republican Party of Texas, it is his discussion about the Second Amendment that interested me and not his party rhetoric.
A few things that stood out to me in his editorial:
False narrative addressed with facts:
false narratives that many firearms are obtained through the “gun-show loophole.” The U.S. Department of Justice determined that 77% of firearms involved in criminal activity were obtained from “street/illegal sources” or “friends and family,” which includes theft of firearms, black market purchases and straw purchases. Only 0.8% obtained a firearm from gun shows.
View on this phrase:
“Come and Take It” was not a polite invitation to those in authority. It was, in fact, a challenge to a dictator threatening physical violence on people who simply wanted to live freely and defend themselves against tyranny.
How do you feel about his description of “Come and Take it”?
Remember, this is a public forum. We can express a lot of views without any sort of self-incrimination or veiled threats.