Had Brady Campaign and their ethically deficient ilk been around during WW2, they would have pushed for the disarmament of the guerrillas and other civilians…while turning a blind eye to massacres perpetrated by government troops and their pet paramilitaries.
STG44, the original “assault rifle”, was used for evil, indifferent and good ends alike — the rifle being no more endowed with morality than an entrenching tool or a coil of rope. Every firearm and other weapon is like that. Gun control — the effort to disarm almost everyone — necessarily assumes that our guns would be used mainly for evil. A psychologist would call that projection — a very reasonable view, considering that politicians use the guns of the state to threaten and coerce innocent people daily. Giving up our arms while they retain theirs…would not be prudent.
The rifle above is a GSG STG44 in .22LR — it looks and feels just like the original, but is cheaper to feed and doesn’t heat up uncomfortably at the forend like the 7.92x33mm version did. It will be available at the end of August.
(Make-up for the photo by Tirzah Julius)