Assault Rifle Is Stolen From Gun Lobbyist’s Car
The news is that a semi-automatic rifle belonging to the head of Utah’s biggest gun lobby was reported stolen.
But that’s not the whole story.
First of all, there’s delicious irony to the fact that a fellow who makes a living arguing that people need guns to protect themselves from bad guys has now provided a very powerful gun to a bad guy.
This highlights one of the often-overlooked aspects of the gun control debate: Guns don’t just magically appear in the hands of baddies. All too often, they’re taken from law-abiding gun owners.
It doesn’t require Stephen Hawking to figure out that fewer guns in circulation would translate to fewer guns reaching potential do-badders.
But what really makes this gun-theft story sing is how the rifle was stolen. Its owner, Clark Aposhian, chairman of the blandly named Utah Shooting Sports Council, had the AR-15 in his car.
Seriously. And the car was parked in the driveway of his home.