Why The AR-15 Cannot Be Banned
Kevin Felts 10.10.17
Envision a scene from the movie Frankenstein where the villagers are standing outside Frankenstein’s castle calling for the beast to be destroyed. It is late at night, everyone has a torch, the weather is cold and misting rain.
The same thing is happening today, but instead of villagers wanting Frankenstein’s monster, anti-gun liberals are calling for the AR-15 to be banned.
Frankenstein pleads with the villagers, but they will not listen. The castle is sacked and the monster is destroyed. The villagers will not stop there. Some liberals are demanding even the police be disarmed so that nobody except the military may legally own a version of the monster.
Gun companies all across the nation close their doors. Companies that specialized in producing AR-15s are out of business. Only two companies remain: Colt and FN. Colt has been in and out of bankruptcy court. Banning the monster would with great certainty drive a stake through the heart of Colt.
Villagers all over the nation rejoice that the monster has finally been destroyed.
Then, as history has a way of repeating itself, another great monster arises. This could be war with China or Russia or some rogue nation. This new enemy wages war on villagers far and wide.
With a single producer of AR-15s and M4 rifles, it would be impossible to fulfill contracts to defend against this threat. The new monster knows this, so one of his first acts is to destroy the FN factory.
The villagers sowed the seeds of their own destruction. With their last breath, they call the name of Eugene Stoner.
It is simple math: the military does not buy enough rifles to keep the factories open, yet those factories are a matter of national security. In World War II, various nations came to the United States for weapons because they were unable to manufacture their own. In response, congress passed the Lend Lease Act. It was through our great factories that the Allies were able to defeat the Axis powers.
With one or even two factories, we would not be able to produce enough AR-15s, M16s, or M4s to protect ourselves, much less help our allies.
World leaders know the United States can supply her allies with unlimited small arms. Who makes sure factories remain open during times of peace?
While other nations depend on government contracts to keep their small arms factories open, it is the civilian consumer that allows the United States to maintain a constant state of readiness during times of peace.
Unlike World War II, we would not have to retool factories to make small arms. Those factories are already in place and are supported by the civilian market.
Next time you hear an anit-gun liberal talking about gun control, tell them no, it is a matter of national security that those factories say open.