The New York Times is busy fear-mongering again.
Earlier this month their Editorial Board published an op-ed decrying what they call “the gun epidemic in America.”
The Times has only harsh vitriol for those of us who defend the right of every American to defend themselves from others who would do them harm. I mean, just read this bit of hyperbolic nonsense, “It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.”
The statement is absurd. There are a large number of things that can kill people with brutal speed and efficiency, even if they weren’t designed to do so. The design of the tool, the reason for its existence, does not have any bearing on its inherent morality. For example, while the New York Times believes that guns have been “designed to kill people,” I would argue that this view is wrong. I believe that guns are “designed to defend people” — does that mean that guns are now “moral”?
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