Popular firearm commentator Colion Noir slams Scotland for airgun ban.
In a new video for NRA News, popular commentator and firearm advocate Colion Noir slammed the nation of Scotland for banning airguns.
“…the Scottish government is now requiring its subjects to register their airguns in the next six months or face up to two years in prison,” Noir said. “We’re talking about an airgun—not a real gun, but an air gun—which if you ask me is a glorified BB gun. But let the anti-gunners tell it, I’m a fearmonger because I say universal background checks, which only work if there’s a national gun registration, will inevitably result in a gun ban.”
Noir added, “In 1967, the British government required a registration for all shotguns. In 1988 they banned all semi-automatic rifles, as well as pump-action rifles. In 1997 they required a gun registration for all handguns and then subsequently banned the handguns.”
“After they banned the handguns, they then made it illegal to carry a knife with a blade longer than three inches. Now Scotland is requiring a registration for air rifles. Where do you think they’re going to go next? You think they’re going to say, “Oops, we made a mistake, you can have your guns back?” This isn’t about safety, it’s about control.”
For those unfamiliar with Colion and his work, here’s more about him from a July 2013 LA Times profile:
Noir was born Collins — “Mr. Colion Noir” is a stage name — son of an executive chef and a registered nurse. He graduated from high school in Houston, went to the University of Houston, where he majored in political science, and earned a law degree from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
Noir is a practicing attorney. He reads fashion blogs, loves gadgets and drives a sports car and a truck — neither with a gun rack, although he keeps a metal candy dish full of bullets in his living room.
Noir said he grew up hesitant to admit he liked firearms because it wasn’t something people talked about in his middle-class neighborhood. He fired his first gun, a little Taurus .40, about seven years ago at the urging of a friend who took him to a shooting range.
Unlike the United States, Scotland has no Second Amendment to ensure its citizens can keep and bear arms. That’s why Colion’s video is so important. He clearly and factually points out how flawed Scotland and the United Kingdom’s firearms policies (or lack thereof) are. Countries like Scotland who toil with gun control policies ultimately became more dangerous and less safe. Have people forgotten what happens to countries that embrace gun control policies? (The answer: tyranny ensues.)