Bigotry Against Gun Owners, & Why Guns Are Not Like Cars

By Rob Morse

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Louisiana- ( Big city socialists are waging a propaganda war against honest gun owners. One of the myths they frequently roll out is that “We don’t regulate guns.”

The person who makes a statement like that either has never been anywhere near the firearms industry, or they are a paid liar.

I’ve owned both cars and guns, so let’s compare the two and see if we really regulate guns anywhere like the way we regulate motor vehicles.  Is this responsible regulation, or is it anti-rights bigotry?  I use this humorous comparison to illustrate the serious discrimination faced by firearms owners today.

  • Without asking for government permission, you can own a car you keep on your property.  In contrast, big city politicians regulate the guns you keep in your locked closet.
  • You can buy a car from your neighbor without a background check, but you might have to wait a 14 day cooling off period before your neighbor could sell you another gun.
  • You can buy car parts without a permit, but some states require you to obtain permission before you may even touch a gun in a gun shop.  Socialist politicians abuse the human right of self-defense.
  • You can buy gasoline without a permit, but some states require a special permit to buy ammunition.  Don’t expect to buy ammunition if you are from out of state.  So much for “..shall not be infringed.”
  • You can let a friend sit in your car without a background check, but it is a felony in some states if your friend holds your firearm.  Criminals certainly don’t obey these gun laws, so the laws are passed to oppress honest gun owners.
  • Your drivers license is recognized in all 50 states.  Some states don’t recognize any out of state licenses to carry a concealed firearm.  Your rights end at the border.
  • We have public parking places for cars, but the government doesn’t provide free gun storage outside “gun-free” zones.
  • Child Protective Services won’t knock on my door if I post a picture of my child with my car, but some gun owners get a government official knocking at their door if they post a picture of their child holding a gun.
  • My wife can park her car in front of our house.  No one blames her if her car is stolen, but big city socialists blame a gun owner if her gun is stolen from inside her house.
  • We don’t shut down highways because cars are too noisy, but we shut down shooting ranges for any excuse at all.
  • We don’t send cops and tow trucks to your house if your spouse looses his drivers license.  We send cops to gun owners houses if their spouse fails to renew his firearms owners registration card.
  • In contrast, you can buy a car in a few hours, but innocent citizens die while they wait for state permission to buy a gun for self-defense.  They are not rights if politicians can vote them away.
  • The news media and big city socialists don’t call to ban cars when a muslim terrorist uses his car to run over university students, but the media and politicians will eagerly blame honest gun owners and call for more gun control..even when a gun wasn’t used in the attack.

We routinely see our big city politicians exempt themselves from the gun laws that apply to everyone else.  That hypocrisy doesn’t get much coverage in the news. I’m not surprised since the media lies about gun owners.  The result is worse than hypocrisy.

We’ve lost the ability for honest citizens to protect themselves.  Our rights have been infringed, and it costs lives.

The rest of the United States sees falling crime rates, but our Socialists controlled cities are increasingly violent places to live.  Big city socialists blame gun owners for their failed social experiments.  Well here is a news flash for them.

Stop the bigotry.

Bigotry is blaming an innocent group for a perceived wrong, and honest gun owners didn’t break the socialist’s gun-free fantasy.  Their big city fantasy doesn’t work, and gun owners are not to blame.

I’m tired of the anti-rights bigotry spread by big city Socialists and trumpeted across the publicly traded media.  Let’s hear them advocate for the real human right of self-defense instead.

Stop anti-rights bigotry now.


Rob Morse: Rob writes about gun rights at Ammoland, at Clash Daily and on his SlowFacts blog. He hosts the Self Defense Gun Stories Podcast and co-hosts the Polite Society Podcast. Rob is an NRA pistol instructor and combat handgun competitor.

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We have public parking places for cars, but the government doesn’t provide free gun storage outside “gun-free” zones. Washington State does…. amazingly enough. Guns are not allowed in courthouses, and to enter one, present yourself at the inspection station (state law mandates all gun free zones have airport style security and inspection of all individuals and items brought in) and declare you have your sidearm with you. A nice gentleman will escort you to an outsied (but under cover) steel lockbox station, allow you to choose one, open it, place your weapon, still loaded, inside, close and lock it, and… Read more »

Harry in Ohio

If a drunk driver kills someone with their car, I do not believe that any of the auto makers are worried they will be taken to court for not installing a breathalizer in all of their vehicles.

Paul Hillar

One thing you left out. Owning a firearm is a RIGHT! Getting a drivers licence is a PRIVILEGE, and can be revoked for life!


Not quite right. We have a right to travel about freely and the laws make it clear that the only people who need a driver’s license are those who are paid to transport goods or persons. The problem is thugs with guns and badges ignore the truth to keep the money flowing in.


Agreed. There should be a difference between a RIGHT and a PRIVILEGE.

John S. Thomas

Hey big city socialist, how have the gun control laws worked for you over the past 50 years? Time to drain the swamp.


1) If another driver causes a death with his vehicle, there is no loud cry from anyone to ban cars or limit access; if someone uses a firearm and causes death, there is an immediate outcry to ban firearms and oftentimes additional legislation or other restrictions imposed. 2) If your car is stolen and used in a crime, you have no liability; if your firearm is stolen and used in a crime, expect to see a liability lawsuit in some states and possible criminal charges in some cities. 3) If you are wealthy enough to collect cars, people are envious,… Read more »

Jacob M. Opperman

You could not pay me or use explosives to live in any big city or even some medium cities any more just cause of the crime rates and then to tell me I can not have a weapon to be able to defend my self. Forget it, no way, now I see why a lot of people are moving out of them and they are become waste lands. One of these day the idiots in Washington and other place will wonder why they are the only one living in these places. Maybe then they will get the message but I… Read more »


Amen Brother.
I fail to see the humor, though.