By Tom Knighton
A while back, I wrote a post about the stigmatization of gun owners. In it, I outlined how I see an effort by the anti-gun side to marginalize us as individuals, to push us to the side so that we would be afraid to admit we were gun owners in polite company. Once that happened, we wouldn’t be able to speak up and defend our Second Amendment rights.
That post got a fair bit of attention, and I’ve talked to a number of people about the concept.
I’m sure I wasn’t the first to recognize this. I probably wasn’t the first to write about it either. I was just the first some folks saw talking about it.
However, over at Richocet, an opinion post links to the “othering” I talked about in the previous post concerning the bump stock ban, and it’s something that needs attention.
It’s no secret that the forces of gun control are using the same tactics that made smoking unpopular in order to make guns unpopular, but the problem with that argument is that the societal benefits of smoking are pretty much non-existent, but the societal benefits of concealed carry is …Read the Rest
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