To the Editor:
This is an open letter to all firearms owners, with apologies to the Rev. Martin Niemöller.
When they came for the guns thousands of miles away, I did nothing. They were, after all, many states away, and they had voted themselves into their predicament.
When they came for the guns in a neighboring state, I did nothing. They were a blue state, and if members of that constituency felt differently, they should’ve moved.
When they came for the guns in Chicago, I did nothing. Surely they had learned from a failed 30-year ban. Besides, that oppressive sinkhole of liberalism deserves what it gets.
When they came for my neighbors’ guns, I did nothing. He doesn’t hunt, collect, or sport-shoot.
His guns are kept for the express purpose of taking a life.
When they came for my guns, my fellow gun owners had been registered, taxed and legislated to death. I stood alone because we did not stand united.