“One cannot legislate the maniacs off the street… these maniacs can only be shut down by an armed citizenry. Indeed bad things can happen in nations where the citizenry is armed, but not as bad as those which seem to be threatening our disarmed citizenry in this country at this time.” —Col. Jeff Cooper, USMC, Firearms Instructor, Writer, Patriot
A Flaming Liberal recently posited this to my friend and colleague Steve Mac Donald:
“So tell me, Steve — do we need “open carry” to defend ourselves? Do we need machine guns to defend ourselves? Do we need clips that allow pumping out 100 bullets in a minute to defend ourselves? Do Legislators need to be armed in the State House? Is there no limit to any of it?”
I always love questions such as this. Picture a croissant-eating vegan standing with crossed-arms, approving nods to one another. Libs, after all, fancy themselves as, “smart people,” and the enlightened, despite this specter of running on continual emotional fumes and vapid platitudes.
Liberals like these questions. To simply ask, “Do you need this type of gun or that type of gun? Seeking to appear open minded, such questions are a well-rehearsed soliloquy…mere Kabuki Theater….an attempt to shame, demean or belittle the one to whom the inquiry is directed. A trap….and a silly one at that. Moreover, such questions do not advance any honest dialog
“Doofusness” (yeah, I made the word up) is the coloring flair of such liberals like Burton Cohen and other such anti-gun nuttery as Skip outlined for us HERE.
The word, “need” is an opposing dualism to, “want.” We need food, water, clothing and shelter. But we want nice houses, nice cars, Ipads and iPhones. When an attacker has broken into ones’ house and is face-to-face with the lawful and rightful owner of that home, threatening his or her life, family, or children, one “needs” a means to thwart or stop that attack….preferably the instantaneous ability to apply a mere seven pounds, with a forefinger, thereby squirting the perpetrators brains out his ear.
The progressive-utopian Gun Grabbers who advocate for bans that leave society completely unarmed, means a society where those who are weaker are dominated and oppressed by those of greater strength, might and brutality which is little more than a juxtaposition of civilized society. A society where criminals rule the day, and the state gives hegemony to muggers, thieves, murders, rapists and pillagers. “A Force Monopoly,” As Marko Kloos describes it.
Confusion. That mast crop of the liberal argument against guns. That is why liberals are all over the map on the second amendment and guns. Some continue to argue the self-perpetuating lie that, “people with guns in the home, end up having them used on them by their attackers.” Its utter nonsense. Total Bollocks. Pure Tomfoolery and a foil to advance an anti-gun argument and made of whole cloth.
Its the stuff anti-gun liberal TV and Movie magnates inject into their scripts and themes to advance the cultural notion that, “only the police and the military,” need or should have guns.
Other liberals who are even bigger liars, tell us “We (liberals) support the Second Amendment,” but, “We need to ban certain semi-automatic rifles, magazines that hold more than ten rounds.” under the foil of reasonable gun policy. Perpetuation of lies that Semi-automatic rifles are used exponentially more than handguns in mass shootings. That simply isn’t factual.
This is a machiavellian multi-generational tactic whereby liberals seek to ban certain guns while giving faux support for other guns to be kept by citizens….This is an effective tactic for sucking in those moderates…those sheeple who will fall for anything…. Those who buy the snake oil of, “Sensible gun policy.” But, when the next generation of progressives emerge, they will carry the guidon for banning the rest.
Make no mistake about it. All progressives are all about a total gun ban. Gun bans are not about guns. They are about expanses of Government power. This is tag-team wrestling. One anti-gun progressive argues that “no“ guns are needed by anybody under any circumstance, except for the police, the Military, Health and Human Services and the IRS. When the tag is made, liberals like Chuckie Schumer, Diane Feinstein and Andrew Cuomo step up and give lip service and support for the second Amendment as the moderating voices in the debate. Guns are as American as Motherhood and Apple Pie! they will tell you.
Welcome to the era of the Anti-Gun Zombies….For all the vast evidence: empirical, anecdotal, and statistical, the Anti-gun Zombies stick to their monotonous tired old mantras of the 1960’s, 1970’s and the 1980’s. There is no new, novel or compelling argument favoring bans on any types of firearms, irrespective of their appearance and caliber. These are Mantras: that is all they are. A Bullhorn Brigade of Brady Bunch Zombies.