How guns are their own justification

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Dear Rebecca:

I think from time to time about the assertion, by Second Amendment enthusiasts, that guns are necessary for self-defense. There’s no firearm so destructive that gun lovers won’t defend it on these grounds.

And the gun lovers might, in a twisted sense, be right.

You know why you need a military-style AR-15 that provides the ability to kill very many people very quickly?

To protect yourself against all the crazy assholes with guns.

That’s … convenient.

–Joel

Author: joeldermole

Joel Mathis is a freelance writer who lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and son. He spent nine years as a syndicated columnist, co-writing the RedBlueAmerica column as the liberal half of a point-counterpoint duo. His honors include awards for best online commentary from the Online News Association and (twice) from the City and Regional Magazine Association.

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