So I thought, let’s see what she really believes. Here’s my comment
Are you upset that on Saturday a group of us here in Raleigh went to dinner, all of us carrying our pistols openly (except for the children, of course)?
The plain truth of it is, for each of the above questions we think your answer is and will remain, YES. The fact that you are willing to let me continue to own some sort of firearm while placing so much off limits (but not banning!) is small comfort.
The experienced gunnies here will see where I was going with this. Here’s her response.
Well, I have a hard time taking anyone seriously who thinks ( and then boasts about) having a bolt action rifle that can penetrate a police officer’s vest at 400 yards. What’s that all about? Why? Are you planning to kill a police officer? And a plastic framed gun? Why? Do you plan to try to get it through security when boarding a plane? And then what? And the fact that you admit to carrying a loaded deadly weapon says it all. We will differ on this one and I don’t take your position seriously
There we have it. Nearly every trope. All she has to do is say something about “the shoulder thing that goes up,” and it’s all complete!
Of course you have trouble, this is because of your lack of understanding.
My “plastic framed pistol” is a common Springfield XD in .45ACP.
If you were even slightly aware of how firearms are constructed, you would know that the chances of it making it through a metal detector are nil. Same as every other polymer framed gun.
As for carrying a “loaded, hidden, deadly weapon,” I consciously copied the wording that Paul Helmke uses when he whines that there are concealed carriers (like me) out there. Of course I admit to it. It’s perfectly legal.
This is why you cannot be taken seriously. When you cannot understand the basics of common firearms. Rifles, almost without exception, will shoot right through a police officer’s vest because police vests are designed to stop pistol rounds. Probably half of all pistols sold now are polymer framed. The slide and the barrel are metal, and they are easily seen on X-ray and metal detectors. And loaded, hidden, deadly weapons is your organization’s scare phrase to describe lawful concealed carry.
Yes. you want to ban (most) guns and (nearly all) carry.
And that is why the ignorant should not be in charge of policy. Policy should be based on facts and evidence, not feelings.