Gun Control Opinion Articles Are Ridiculous, And This One Is No Different


I was looking through my article list this morning -articles that could be useful as topics on Concealed Nation- and one of those Opinion articles pops up. I usually give them a read because they seem to get more and more absurd as time goes on.

This particular opinion article comes from Phyllis in Topeka, KS. Phyllis is upset -and rightfully so- about a 5-year-old girl, Lily Nichols, who lost her life to a drive-by shooting.

The lead article July 10 in The Topeka Capital-Journal was about organ donations from a 5-year-old shooting victim.

The second article on the page informed readers that, thanks to our Kansas legislators, it’s now easier to carry a concealed handgun (including a semi-automatic) without registering it.

When are we going to wake up?

A community’s right to safety outweighs an individual’s right to carry a gun without strict regulations.


Phyllis Barbe, Topeka

The back story on Lily Nichols: Lily was struck by a bullet that was fired during a drive-by shooting in Topeka. The person behind the trigger was most certainly not a law-abiding citizen.

Phyllis, speaking of the recent move by Kansas to allow constitutional carry, fails to grasp the most important thing regarding this move: the bad guys were carrying illegally even before constitutional carry was initiated. Phyllis… this doesn’t allow criminals to carry firearms, rather it allows law-abiding citizens to carry without jumping through the hoops of obtaining a permit to carry. If a criminal is found to be carrying a firearm even if it’s in a constitutional carry state, they’ll still be arrested because they aren’t allowed to buy or possess the firearm in the first place.

I also find it comical that Phyllis adds “including a semi-automatic” into her opinion article, as if to scare people reading it. Most handguns are semi-automatic, so I’m not sure if any other point is trying to be made. It’s a scare tactic, and nothing more.

This isn’t rocket science, folks.

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

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  • joe bloe

    more than a scare tactic, an attempt to make people believe fully automatic weapons are being carried around and used in crime.

  • Michael Bama Katt

    It flat AMAZES me how many people don’t know there’s a difference between semi and full auto. But that DOES serve a purpose; when I see those types of comments I know that person has no interest in learning anything at all about an object that terrifies them, and I know they’re willing to let someone else tell them who to hate and fear. That’s pretty sad, but at least I don’t have to waste my time trying to reason with them. Some people are just narrow minded sheep; I appreciate them letting me know in advance who they are.

  • Paul Sobotka

    It makes me laugh, the dreaded “Semi Automatic”! When I started in law enforcement I carried a .357 Mag. Loaded and 2 speed loaders on my belt. I could, and still can, for that matter, get 18 rounds off and hit my target in under a Min. Now, no longer in the field, I have a .45 acp I have 22 rounds that I can get on target in under a Min. What’s the difference? ( as Hillary has said in the past )

  • ayydubb

    Even Semi-autos?? it’ll be nice to finally stop carrying this old flintlock around

  • Bartholomew Allen

    Give Phyllis a break. She is old, senile, and will die soon so you won’t have to care about her bloviating opinions.