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GUNS Magazine December 2012 Digital Edition - Page 70
VNR RIGHTS WATCH The Dark Night Rises frenzied reaction from gun A control advocates, the mainstream media and opportunistic politicians was predictable following the horrific mass shootings at the Aurora, Colo., premiere of the Batman summer blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises. The prolonged, furious intensity, unabated at this writing, weeks after the attack, suggests enemies of the Second Amendment sense an opportunity to buck political timidity preceding the November elections, and to strike a crippling blow to the right to keep and bear arms. Adding a disappointing element into the furor was a number of so-called conservatives who felt compelled to add their voices to those of the mob. “NRA’s LaPierre has blood on his hands,” Pete Dreier, a “progressive” professor accused in an all-too-typical hit piece representative of Salon. com and the establishment media. “He didn’t pull the trigger, but he’s the NRA’s hit man when it comes to intimidating elected officials,” Dreier “reasoned,” devolving into childish ad hominem such as “Its [sic] hard to know if he’s mentally unstable but he’s certainly crazy like a fox (and Fox News).” Legislation demands from the usual suspects were immediate, everything from a renewed ban on “assault weapons” to banning of online ammunition sales to—and those who ridicule the “slippery slope” concept take note—a ban on handguns endorsed by the United Methodist Church. President Obama ignored the preelection wisdom of not touching the “gun control” third rail and, per The Washington Post, “told the National Urban League… he believes a lot of gun owners would agree that ‘AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers,’ not OR T IMP S O M R THE O F D NE E D E S I G F THE RIFL O PART TANT Ergo Grips are shaped and contoured to ﬁt the human hand for a superior interface between the shooter and the riﬂe. Grip better, shoot better. GRIPS | RAIL COVERS | STOCKS VERTICAL FOREGRIPS | ACCESSORIES Ergo Grips P.O. Box 1459 Moriarty, NM 87035 877.281.3783 WWW.ERGOGRIPS.NET 70 W W W. G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 2