A liberal gun rights advocate? And a Millennial? Don’t tell David Hogg and the Hoggy Bunch (see Dear Parkland Activists: You Admit to Bullying the Shooter, But Have the Gall to Blame Guns and the NRA? and #MarchForOurLives Speaker Admits True Gun Control Plans). They may try to have her boycotted. After they come down from the helium high.
She has empathy for people who are scared by AR-15 rifles, one of which she owns.
“I get why people are afraid of them. Like, I understand that. I get that it’s scary for people to think that other people have the capacity to cause harm,” she said.
And she understands just how negatively gun owners are often viewed. “There’s a perception that gun owners don’t care,” she said, “and that could not be farther from the truth.”
“It’s not an assault rifle until you assault someone with it,” she said, adding, “I don’t approve of anyone being mean about it, or rude, because that doesn’t help anyone.”
This woman is busting stereotypes. I dig it. She’s on trend, not buying into the voting block to which the DNC has her assigned. In other words, she’s an individual. She has her own opinions. We may not agree with her on all fronts. That’s just fine. Because supporting the Second Amendment is a yuge thing with which to find crucial common ground. We can argue about how to effectively provide health care and reforming the criminal justice system down the road. After a fun day at the range, blasting .223 at cardboard cut-outs of the chemical diagram of gluten.
As an aside to her being a Millennial, as a recent poll showed, the generation may not be the monolith of leftist groupthink as many assume. Individuality is still alive and well.