Piers Morgan is pretty pompous and dumb, so I don’t really see why he’s been getting so much attention, but still it was pretty nice to see Ben Shapiro take him on. Though I cringed at hearing semi-autos referred to as “assault rifles,” it was nice to see someone stick up for them. My preferred argument about “assault weapons” (read “scary looking guns”) is that in a country of rights, law-abiding citizens don’t need to justify to some snooty Brit why they want something. Still, Shapiro stuck to the defense against tyranny argument. You don’t hear that one that much as it always sounds kinda nutty in such a peaceful country, but it’s true.
Really, guns are the ultimate check and balance against government. And since the government serves the people but doesn’t rule them, it should always have a healthy fear of its citizens (while, on the other hand, the people should never have cause to fear the government). Inane politicians may have many plans to change this nation, but they should always keep in mind that the people they’re trying to push around have many scary looking guns — ones with folding stocks and pistol grips!