As more people rush to buy firearms to protect their families during this period of uncertainty, Giffords' senior policy adviser, David Chipman, urged people to lock the guns away behind cans of tuna because zombies are not coming. He added that new firearm owners were incompetent and were putting themselves more at risk by having firearms.
Chipman forgot that many firearm owners have completed firearm training, and many trainers report record numbers of new firearm owners taking the course. Additionally, some of the new owners had completed the requirements before and during the onset of the crisis.
"I understand the fear, I understand the concern. I have it myself," he said. "But we don't want to make rash decisions that place ourselves, our neighbors, and our families more at risk than actually keeping them safe."
What Chipman does not understand is that the decision to buy a firearm is not rash, but informed by the reality on the ground. According to CNBC, many police officers are already infected by the virus, while many more are on quarantine. Consequently, people, including liberals, are waking up to the reality that having a gun is necessary for safety.
Chipman also advises new firearm owners to store the guns in a cabinet, secured and unloaded them behind cans of tuna. He adds that they should only bring the guns out when the "zombies start to appear," which he said would not happen.
According to him, the best way to protect your family is by making sure the gun is unavailable for self-defense and stored at the wrong place.
Chipman had earlier said that when firearm owners "see no zombies around but they've run out of tuna and beef jerky," they will exchange the firearms for cash to buy tuna.
From the way the "senior policy advisor" addresses the issue of firearms, it is difficult to take him seriously. His casual approach to issues related to family protection, firearm safety, gun ownership, and firearm transfers takes away all his credibility.
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