We’ve seen these guys come on TV and then tell us they need an AR-15 to protect themselves, their families, and their property. I’ve tried to imagine just how that would work and I’ll share my line of thought with you. First, we must start by acknowledging that a lethal weapon such as an AR-15 must be kept[i] in a locked gun cabinet or gun sage. Now let’s see how this protection thing would play out:
The guy is sitting in his living room, drinking a beer, and watching TV.
He hears shouts and a crashing noise, like someone is trying to kick in his front door.
This is a home invasion!
He jumps to his feet.
He puts the beer can on the coffee table, making sure he has placed it on a coaster (He has been screamed at many times for making rings on the furniture).
He runs to the room where the key to the gun safe is hidden.
He retrieves the key and runs to the room where the gun safe is located.
He unlocks the gun safe and opens the door.
He grabs his trusty AR-15.
He pushes odds and ends of ammo out of the way and grabs a magazine.
He flips the AR-15 over and, he slams the magazine home.
He flips the AR-15 over and prepares to chamber a round.
Too late, the intruders have him covered.
Oops, now the bad guys have another AR-15.