Kim Kizyma
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AR-15 for self-defense

I recently came across this clip of CNN's Alisyn Camerota vs NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch. It's a painful debate to watch, but it's interesting to see the NRA "defense" and rebuttals on these common-sense solutions proposed by so many Americans, including Alisyn.

Dana blames mainstream "legacy" media and the FBI for the horrific Parkland massacre. She also goes on to say "many in legacy media love mass shootings...I am saying you love the ratings. Crying white mothers are ratings gold to you and many in the legacy media" for the ratings on TV.

Throughout this "debate" or "conversation" or whatever you want to call it, you will find that there are just so many points brought up that aren't helpful. The idea that the NRA will not raise the minimum age to purchase a weapon because women need to be able to protect themselves. Sure. Agreed. Women living alone do not need a weapon of war in their house for self-defense.

The above video from CNN is another great debate to watch in regards gun owner's insight to the AR-15 and what makes some of them feel that they still need one and others are completely turned off by it.

Alisyn asks: "Would your lifestyle change at all without having an AR-15?"

"No, because there's other firearms I would use."

One of my favorite points was where the man in the top middle says, "I understand why you want the gun. But nobody can tell me why you need it." The woman in the middle goes, "We don't have to need it. It's our Constitutionally protected right."

Another chilling part is where Alisyn asks about bump stocks. Three out of the six members raise their hand to get rid of bump stocks. The one man on the top left even goes on to defend bump stocks saying, "they've never been used in a mass shooting." He even goes on to say "a crazed individual would want to use a bump stock." But he still feels that it should be available as an accessory to the weapon. Even though he ADMITTED that only a crazed individual would feel the need to use one. He says banning them won't accomplish anything. 

kk