'AR' Stands for 'Anyone's Right'

By Dennis Petrocelli, MD. February 4, 2021

On the same day that Nancy Pelosi requested crew-manned, belt-fed machine guns to “defend” the militarily-occupied Capitol leading up to the inauguration, President-Elect Joe Biden appeared with Brady gun-confiscationists holding “BAN ASSAULT WEAPONS NOW.” banners. This should tell you all you need to know about their near future of gun control intentions. At the same time politicians insist you don’t need an AR-15, a “weapon of war”, an “assault weapon,” they are willing to deploy actual weapons of war against you, while wanting to assault you with re-education and de-programming because your political leanings make you no different from actual terrorists who commit murder.

When I first got involved with firearms just shy of two years ago, I could not have imagined that last paragraph becoming reality. I thought that the two revolvers I purchased—a long-barreled .357 magnum for home defense and a snub-nose .38 special for concealed carry—covered all realistic threats. Although they are fine guns for those purposes, there are more effective options. Police departments had long retired revolvers for higher-capacity pistols with better ergonomics, and there was no reason for me not to follow suit. Even though I acquired a number of semi-automatic pistols I still didn’t think I had a need for an AR, and wasn’t convinced of a civilian right to ownership.

Kamala Harris cured me of my confusion and convinced me that there was no moral or ethical justification for a government monopoly on that weapon or its capabilities. Harris’ security team sported AR-15s, at the same time she threatened to ban them by executive order: Animal Farm’s “some of us are more equal than others” made real, without apology, embarrassment or obfuscation. “Guns for me, none for thee” was exactly what I needed to hear and I’m grateful to her for it. .....

"The truth is that wielding an AR makes you tougher to kill, which shouldn't intimidate anyone except those contemplating killing you. Given all of the above, government officials need to take a step back and acknowledge that any attempt to restrict access to these guns is without any merit."


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