The LA Times Gets It Wrong on Gun Rights

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“The Los Angeles Times had an editorial yesterday whose title pretty much says it all: ’18-Year-Olds Shouldn’t Have the Right to Buy Guns.’ So, let me see if I correctly understand the Times’s position. An 18-year-old woman is walking down a dark street at night. She is accosted by a much bigger, stronger man who violently grabs her. He is armed with a gun and threatens to kill her if she resists. She isn’t armed because of the Times‘s gun-control law that prohibits 18-year-olds, including women, from buying guns. He proceeds to tear her clothes off and rape her. Hoping that she won’t be killed, she submits to the rape. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, in its editorial the Times failed to answer an important question: How is that 18-year-old woman supposed to defend herself against that rapist?” (07/21/21)