Shooting Ranges Wrongfully Fear Obama Will Take Away Their Guns
When a Daily News reporter showed up at the Shooters Pistol Range in New Milford on Saturday to ask if Lanza’s mother had ever been there, an employee said, “I’m not going to comment.”
The same employee said, “That family’s protected right to own and shoot firearms has nothing to do with this tragedy.”
On this same morning, the morning after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, another employee of the Shooters Pistol Range gave this pitch to a customer looking to perhaps buy a pistol or high-powered rifle:
“You need to get this going before March. Once (President Obama) is sworn into office no one will be able to get their hands on a gun. Trust me. It’s done.”
That is actually difficult to believe, since Obama has basically said or done nothing about the gun industry in this country across his first term, or showed much backbone standing up to the National Rifle Association or its lobbyists. But if he is not going to do that now, if he is not going to talk with any courage or conviction about how easy it is to get guns in this country and how those guns seem to be going off everywhere — when does he?
The greatest oxymoron in America life has become this one: Gun control. We hear that what happened in a small Connecticut town on Friday is a “gun-control issue.” Only there is no gun control in America. It is why the rest of the world looks at us and believes that the whole country is the Wooster Mountain Shooting Range and the Shooters Pistol Range; that our whole country has turned into a shooting gallery.