Especially when the ignorance is being displayed by liberal Democrats on the subject of gun control. John Hinderacker at Powerline marvels at the liberals’ apparent lack of concern over revolvers, which are used more frequently than semiautomatic pistols (and way more frequently than any kind of rifle) in the committing of crimes.
I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that Diane Feinstein’s proposed gun-control law is such an extravagant overreach that we may wind up with no significant changes at all. But if I’m wrong, and I find that I’m barred from purchasing “high capacity” semiautomatic pistols or carbines, then I’m going for big calibers. A Henry lever-action rifle chambered for .44 Magnum, and having a 10-shot tubular magazine, makes a reasonably acceptable substitute for a scary “assault rifle” chambered for .223 ammo, and I’d be delighted to add some .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum double-action revolvers to the Paco armory (with speed-loaders, of course). And I’ve always kind of fancied wearing a twin-holster harness – a gun tucked under each arm ought to make for better balance.
By the way, Kevin Williamson over at National Review has written one of the best short essays on gun rights that I have seen (the Second Amendment? It ain’t about duck hunting).