Recently actor Jason Alexander tweeted a screed about the need for gun control in America. Alexander, best known for playing an obnoxious, self-centered, man-child decades ago on television, seems to be stuck in his decades old character.
Alexander falls back on information given to him by the Brady crowd and believes it like it is from the heavens. Alexander's statistics are wrong. 100,000 people are not killed ever year by guns in this country. The number is closer to 13,000. But misstating statistics is a decades old trick.
Alexander then goes on to talk about the need for AR-15s in the context of hunting, as if that was the only shooting sport around. But the AR platform is the most popular rifle sold in America today and is used by a lot of hunters. And let's not forget the other shooting sports. I'm not a hunter but have used an AR15 in shooting matches. Defining firearm sporting as hunting is decades out of touch.
But even that is beside the point. If Alexander believes sporting is the only rational reason for having a gun, he needs to go back and read the Second Amendment. Nowhere in it does it talking about hunting or sporting. Unlike Alexander's other errors, qualifying the right to keep and bear arms isn't a mistake in the making for decades but for centuries.
In summary, Alexander adds ZERO original thought to the argument and instead falls back on decades old arguments which do not stand the test of time. And much like his self-absorbed character from TV, what Alexander has scrawled is no longer needed.