Attacks on gun rights coming from dubiously self-proclaimed 'gun owners'

One increasingly popular avenue of attack on the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms involves supposed “gun owners” who nevertheless share in the frenzied enthusiasm for banning so-called “assault weapons,” 11-round and larger magazines, etc. The thinking, apparently, is that if even gun owners approve of these new infringements on that which shall not be infringed, and only we “extremists” are opposed, there is no excuse not to go full throttle for every ban and restriction offered up.

In that spirit, Charles R. Eisendrath wrote an article for the Atlantic last week, in which he claimed to be a “gun guy” who is also in favor of banning so-called “assault weapons.” He wastes little time in getting to his point, starting right with the title: “Guns for Hunting People Are Different: Legislation Should Reflect That.” After calling himself a “gun guy” in the first sentence, he quickly expresses his dislike of seven-round and larger detachable magazines:

If you’ve got ten or even 30-shot replaceable clips, then you’re holding arms for hunting humans–equipment that brings the Second Amendment face to face with the Sixth Commandment.

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