Missoula, MT –-(Ammoland.com)- In his typically anti-gun, anti-freedom guest column, University of Montana math professor Bob McKelvey makes a striking error of basic logic that readers would not expect from a mathematician.
After throwing out the typical but long-discredited array of anti-gun myths, the essence of McKelvey’s argument is that because Montanans are allowed to own firearms they’ve purchased privately from other citizens, then Montana people with concealed weapon permits, sheriff-certified responsible citizens, should not be allowed to exercise their permits when traveling in other states.
The argument is illogical and nonsensical, as are the usual arguments made by the virulent anti-gun crowd who simply don’t trust ordinary people for good conduct.
Those with this attitude are hostile to individual freedom, trusting only elites such as themselves to dictate state-controlled conduct for others.
McKelvey gives this away when he describes the NRA as having a “devotion to the individual gun owner above the welfare of society at large …”
Earth to McKelvey: We live in a constitutional republic, the very purpose of which is to protect the rights of the individual from the mob (and anti-rights advocates like McKelvey). True, if we lived in a rights-unfriendly, socialist country, the state-controlled society McKelvey advocates would become fact.
However, as long as we live in a constitutional republic, the NRA and other similar entities will continue to properly assert the individual rights that are the birthright of every individual (including McKelvey’s freedom to espouse his nonsensical opinions).Gary Marbut, president
Montana Shooting Sports Association
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