Here’s the Real Reason Why the Left Hates the Second Amendment

Here’s the Real Reason Why the Left Hates the Second Amendment

Pregnancy’s a real trip. The heartburn, the aches, the pains, the sleepless nights—it’s a real carnival. One of these sleepless nights this past week as I was flipping through my phone at 3 am wishing desperately that I could fall back asleep, I saw a story popping up across my newsfeeds (yes, I read news at 3 am). My heart sank as I watched it develop before my eyes: a man was shooting person after person in Las Vegas and no one knew where he was yet. By morning, the story had developed into a nightmare: one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history. My heart sank again for another reason. I knew that before the countless bodies were collected from the now-bloodied pavement, people would start pulling a Rahm Emmanuel (you know, “never let a serious crisis go to waste”). Sure enough, from Hillary Clinton to Jimmy Kimmel—suddenly everyone’s an expert on guns and how to prevent these evils from happening again. (For the record, Hillary, a silencer would have melted on a weapon firing at that speed, but I’ve digressed.) As I watched this ever-predictable gun control debate raise its tired head, I thought of the same things I always do. “Why don’t these people call for the banning of knives or vehicles or pressure cookers or cell phones or any other countless item used time and again in attacks here and around the world? Why is it that this is the SINGLE thing that the American left wing suddenly cares about emphatically when there’s a tragedy?” I’ve watched people, like this formerly pro-gun control commentator...