Mills Fleet Farm executive Stewart Mills has tough words (video, below) for Minnesota lawmakers in Congress who advocate stricter gun control.
The Brainerd Dispatch posted a 12-minute video letter from Mills to DFL Rep. Rick Nolan, and to DFL Sens. Amy Klobucher and Al Franken, and the video generated a number of comments. The video, posted to YouTube, has had nearly 100,000 views in just a few days.
Nolan in a recent "Face The Nation" interview said he supports renewing an assault weapons ban, and he added, "I don't need an assault weapon to shoot a duck."
But in the video, Mills argues that people ought to have access to modern sporting rifles to defend their families against multiple attackers.
He also argues that a duck-hunting shotgun is more destructive and lethal than a Huldra AR-15 modern sporting rifle, and he sets up a shooting-range demonstration in the video to prove the point.
Mills makes other arguments:
“Gun control isn’t about controlling guns. It’s about controlling people and limiting your freedom.” He also says, "We as a people must stand together and reject any erosion of our second-amendment rights." He backs a call from the National Rifle Association for armed security in schools. “Gun-free zones are killing our kids."
Mills Fleet Farm, with headquarters in Brainerd and Appleton, Wis., has 32 stores in the Upper Midwest. Here's the video: