Radio channel surfing in the car sometimes leads to NPR, and you hear a snippet of some ridiculous lefty story.
This segment of sanctimony was particularly amusing.
After the Vegas shooting a guy name Dickmann began eyeing his AR-57. He began feeling uneasy about owning one.
“It’s not hurting anyone sitting in my gun safe, ” he thought.
But after the Florida school shooting, his mind was made up. The AR was the problem and he decided to turn his gun in to the police, putting the dick in Dickmann.
Naturally, he wrote about it on Facebook. And naturally, this asinine posturing went viral.
On the challenge to give up his AR-57
Actually, one of my friends on Facebook rather sarcastically said, well, if you really feel this way, why don’t you go turn in your gun at Broward Sheriff’s Office? I’ll even drive you. And that’s what spurred me to think. Even though he was being extremely sarcastic about it because he’s a very staunch conservative, gun rights activist person, it kind of spurred me to say, you know what? Yeah, I’ll do that.
On what he plans to do next
For me, to be honest, I’m not sure. It’s a lot to process, and nothing that I had this grand master plan going into this for. So I’m happy that this sparked a debate and hopefully causes some action. I hope somebody – be it the students, be it the next generation – picks up the torch and does something.
“No one without a law enforcement badge needs this rifle. This rifle is not a ‘tool’ I have use for. A tool, by definition makes a job/work easier. Any ‘job’ i can think of legally needing doing can be done better by a different firearm,” Dickmann wrote. “I enjoyed shooting this rifle immensely but I don’t need it, I have other types I can shoot for the same enjoyment.”
He concluded the post with a jab at the American political system, which has broadly failed to pass and enact any meaningful gun control reform despite calls for such after each of the many majormass shootings in recent years.
“If our law makers will continue to close their eyes and open their wallets, I will lead by example,” he wrote. ‘
Hey Dickmann. If you think your gun might be used in a mass shooting, you need to turn YOURSELF into the police, not your gun.