Semi-automatics are pretty scary, right? And there’s no reason for guns to be big, scary, and shoot lots of bullets. Progressives are trying to ram through an anti-gun agenda using tragedies like the one in Newton, CT to advance causes they have been advocating for years. But is regulation the answer? Glenn sure doesn’t think so. Further regulation only takes away the right to bear arms, infringing on second amendment rights guaranteed by the Constitution, and does little to dissuade the criminals who won’t be stopped by these new laws. On this week’s “Foundations of Freedom” episode, Glenn and David Barton decided to educate the audience and kids about guns in order to instill healthy respect rather than irrational fear.
After going through the various types of guns on set (there were a lot), Glenn and guest Paul Michael showed a group of kids on set how to shoot a gun. Why? So they could get acquainted with basic safety and see guns without the irrational fear that has been drummed up by politicians, the media, and teachers.
Think that New York’s rules about the size of a gun magazine keeps the streets any safer than they were just a few weeks ago? Glenn invited the Miculek family on to show that a skilled shooter can reload and shoot with a standard revolver just as fast as a criminal could fire off a banned firearm. He didn’t do this to make people more afraid of guns, but to show that the problem of gun violence can’t be solved through gun regulation. It has to be done by fixing the individuals – and that’s not a problem the government can solve.