Today’s read is from Michael Hammond, former Executive Director of the Senate Steering Committee who has often been called the “101st Senator” when he worked on Capitol Hill. Today he serves as the General Counsel of Gun Owners of America.
The breaking point came when an MSNBC commentator asked what I, the TV viewer, was doing when I was the same age as the loquacious and petulant children who gathered at the Mall Saturday.
When I was 17, I had an ROTC-issued semi-automatic M1. And, as a high school senior, I had been training for 3 years already to fight in a pointless war in Vietnam where 57,000 of my classmates died — at the behest of Lyndon Johnson, the father of American gun control. If one in three attendees at Saturday’s “food fight” had been shot dead, it would have been comparable to the loss which my generation suffered.
Read Hammond’s column here.