People who don’t respect the power of the Second Amendment, or who may look down on firearms in general, should consider the fact that a little perspective goes a long way.
Take, for instance, the fact that your perception of this, or any other instrument, changes depending on the person controlling it. A rental truck isn’t scary when you see a young couple driving it down the highway, but that same vehicle becomes terrifying when you witness a terrorist using it to mow down innocent people on a sidewalk.
Watching an MLB player hammer out a home run fills fans with glee, but tuning into the nightly news to see an ANTIFA thug swinging a bat at a counter-protester will fill any sane person with rage.
We need to drive home the point that Col. Jeff Cooper made so eloquently when he said, “The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
A tool for destruction or salvation? It all depends on who’s holding it.