Stephen King’s most recent comments regarding gun control inspired YouTube user MattV2099 to put his 30-shot clips to the test.
In response to the recent church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, author Stephen King decided to share his thoughts regarding America’s gun culture via his Twitter account. But one post in particular inspired YouTube user, MattV2099, to put his statement to the test.
King’s twitter posts read:
The Confederate flag flying over a state capital is disgusting, but it’s a sidetrack. The real problem comes with a 30-shot clip.
In the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings gun advocates have to ask themselves if their zeal to protect even the outer limits of gun ownership have anything to do with preserving the Second Amendment as a whole, or if it’s just a stubborn desire to hold onto what they have, and to hell with the collateral damage.
Too many closed minds on gun control. Worse, far too many PROUDLY closed minds. Meanwhile, the American shooting gallery remains open.
Until responsible gun owners support responsible gun control laws, innocent blood will continue to flow. How many times must we see this?
In hopes of showing King just how irritating some of his recent Twitter comments are, MattV2099 posts a video where he shoots his “The Dark Tower” collection with his “high-capacity” clips.
As entertaining as this video is to watch, there is a bigger picture behind why King’s posts are making gun owners angry. Gun control laws were already in place when the tragic church shooting took place at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
According to South Carolina laws, citizens are not permitted to carry their weapons into churches or religious sanctuaries (S.C. Code Ann.§ 23-31-215). It was the same situation in the most recent shooting at the Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.
According to their policy, firearms of any kind are banned regardless of if the citizen has a permit. Unfortunately, this also applies to school shootings, which also occur in so-called “gun-free zones.” Shootings still take place in gun-free zones because criminals do not adhere to laws. They ignore them.
King, along with many other gun control advocates, needs to realize that placing bans on “high-capacity” magazines and implementing useless gun-free zones are not going to solve this country’s violence issues. We need to stop blaming inanimate objects for the poor decisions and horrible actions of bad people.