…I like to think a friend would think enough of me to tell me to shut up and sit down while an ounce of dignity remains.
By that standard, I must conclude that Shannon Watts has no friends.
The Ruger 8400 is a .22 rimfire bolt action rifle, mechanically identical* to the one I learned to shoot with in my early teens. But this one has a pistol grip and a barrel shroud and a shoulder thing that looks suspiciously like it might go up (it doesn’t) and therefore it is EEEEVIL. Also it’s black, and Shannon, that’s racist as hell.
I recall when people with loud opinions on subjects about which they’re completely ignorant were objects of ridicule. I was often that person growing up, and got laughed at a lot. I deserved to be. But Michael Bloomberg pays Watts large amounts to publicly display her ignorant bigotry, and so her views on what should be banned are totally to be taken seriously.
*ETA for full disclosure: not identical. The old Cooey didn’t have a magazine.