Could It Happen?
I dreamt last night that the CEO for the NRA was speaking at a rally at Ed’s Gun Store, and state representatives were there to support the Second Amendment.
“We’re drawing a line in the sand,” he said. “No additional gun checks; no ban on semi-automatic assault rifles; no ban on high-capacity clips; we support your right to own these weapons; we will not let the government change your rights.” The crowd roared approval.
Just then a van pulled up. Ten members of a Muslim radical group climbed out and went into the shop, which had an ample supply of the items in question.
The 10 men said each wanted to purchase an assault rifle, four high-capacity clips holding 100 rounds each, and 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
The clerk was nervous, but each man presented a valid N.C. license and even a 2013 property tax bill indicating all were property owners.
By now the store was filling up with the curious from the rally. Some were muttering, “What do they want?”
“Just our guns and ammo,” was the reply.
The clerk was reluctant to honor their requests. Just then, the guest speaker and the politicians came into the shop. The Muslim radicals turned to the NRA representative and asked him to defend their Second Amendment rights.
The CEO and the politicians were speechless and had pale faces with beads of perspiration on their foreheads. The crowd was angry now and looked to the politicians for the expected answer.
And then I woke up. I wondered, did the CEO and politicians support them or yield to what the crowd wanted? Did they wish that reasonable guidelines, mutually agreed upon after rational discussion, were in place to cover this circumstance?
And I thought, “Could this really happen?”
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