Ol’ Huckleberry provides an unusually honest rationale for allowing civilians to own weapons there is no decent justification for allowing civilians to posses:
"I own an AR-15. If there's a natural disaster in South Carolina where the cops can't protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last one that the gang will come to, because I can defend myself." — Lindsey Graham pic.twitter.com/PYTkLzvK1J— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 28, 2021
“Dozens of people attending a concert have to be mowed down so I can imagine myself in a Cormac McCarthy novel re-written by Tom Clancy” is a justification. A borderline insane one, sure, but a justification nonetheless.