David Haynes, editorial page editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has figured out how to tell “good” guns from “bad” ones: His are “good,” yours are “bad.
In an op-ed where he says he has been a gun owner all his life and owns many firearms, Haynes apparently appointed himself all-knowing god of firearms and concluded that it’s only guns that he doesn’t like that should be banned—not ones of which he approves.
“Civilians don’t need military-style assault rifles, which are nothing but tools for killing people,” he pompously stated. In reality, Haynes is talking about AR-15 style rifles, the most popular rifle in America, that are regularly used by thousands upon thousands of Americans for a wide variety of things other than mass murder—including competition, sport shooting, hunting and self-defense.
Apparently, this purveyor of editorial brilliance forgot to mention any of that. Doh!