Loon Who Equates Gun Rights With Motorcycle Ownership Gets White House Invite
On October 3, Mark Carman posted a YouTube video in which he equated gun rights with motorcycle ownership–arguing that the licensing requirement for the latter provides some standard to guide licensing requirements for the former–and the White House responded by inviting him to come visit on November 16 and 17.
While there Carman is scheduled “to meet one-on-one with Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama,” and to address Congress in a bid to secure more gun control.
According to PRWeb, Carman refers to himself as “just a guy” who owns guns but believes the actions of criminals justify expanding gun control to cover the law-abiding as well. This expansion entails requiring all would-be gun owners in every setting–retail or private–to pass the same background check that was passed by Gabby Giffords’ attacker and the Umpqua Community College attacker when they acquired their guns.
Carman admits that the shootings that get so much attention are not being committed by law-abiding citizens, then he calls for more gun control for law-abiding citizens.
He does all of this without ever mentioning two things: 1. It is harder to find a mass public attacker who did not pass a background check than it is to find one who did. 2. These events are not the result of gun availability but of gun free zones. We’ve always had guns–guns are part of American culture–but we haven’t always had gun free zones. The left invented gun free zones and they have proven to be nothing less than killing fields.
In addition to expanding background checks to cover all gun sales, Carman believes a licensing requirement for all gun owners should be place. And he explains his thinking on this in a way that equates the natural rights hedged in by the Second Amendment with laws that allow us to drive motorcycles.