The New Yorker‘s latest cover shows a white couple in a gun store with a shopping cart full of rifles, some hand grenades, and a carton of milk.
The meaning, I guess, is that it is as easy to get firearms and grenades as it is to get a carton of milk. I mention the race of the couple because the left is race-obsessed and if they chose to put a white couple on the cover, there must be some “meaning” there.
Maybe those are the people that bought the rifles for the murderous couple who slaughtered the husband’s co-workers with illegally modified weapons during a Christmas party earlier this week. Hey New Yorker, you should let the feds know you have a lead on the straw purchasers.
And then there are the hand grenades. Where is the store selling hand grenades? I’m sure the ATF would like to know. I’ve never seen hand grenades for sale, but that might be because I don’t hang around with the hand-grenade crowd. Grenades are a “destructive device” Title II weapon according to the National Firearms Act. They are about as easy to obtain legally as a machine gun. Or maybe the New Yorker knows something I don’t.
The anti-gun left has become a caricature of itself with this magazine cover.
Here is the list of people who are prohibited from purchasing firearms from the FBI website. State laws are often more restrictive.
- A person who has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year or any state offense classified by the state as a misdemeanor and is punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than two years.
- Persons who are fugitives of justice—for example, the subject of an active felony or misdemeanor warrant.
- An unlawful user and/or an addict of any controlled substance; for example, a person convicted for the use or possession of a controlled substance within the past year; or a person with multiple arrests for the use or possession of a controlled substance within the past five years with the most recent arrest occurring within the past year; or a person found through a drug test to use a controlled substance unlawfully, provided the test was administered within the past year.
- A person adjudicated mental defective or involuntarily committed to a mental institution or incompetent to handle own affairs, including dispositions to criminal charges of found not guilty by reason of insanity or found incompetent to stand trial.
- A person who, being an alien, is illegally or unlawfully in the United States.
- A person who, being an alien except as provided in subsection (y) (2), has been admitted to the United States under a non-immigrant visa.
- A person dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
- A person who has renounced his/her United States citizenship.
- The subject of a protective order issued after a hearing in which the respondent had notice that restrains them from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such partner. This does not include ex parte orders.
- A person convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime which includes the use or attempted use of physical force or threatened use of a deadly weapon and the defendant was the spouse, former spouse, parent, guardian of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited in the past with the victim as a spouse, parent, guardian or similar situation to a spouse, parent or guardian of the victim.
- A person who is under indictment or information for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
There is no list of people prohibited from buying milk. Obviously, I am not intending to micro-aggress anyone who is lactose intolerant, so forgive me.
If an individual chooses to purchase a gun illegally to intentionally avoid meeting the above criteria, then they aren’t going to follow whatever idiot gun laws the New Yorker is agitating to get on the books with this “teachable moment” cover.