"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

31 December 2012


An article from Kontradictions

Why Not Renew the “Assault Weapons” Ban? Well, I’ll Tell You…

Between Two Worlds
It’s not easy being a leftist who loves guns. It’s like being a Republican who listens to NPR or supports single payer health care. But being a leftist, I get exposed to all the liberal publications and media that invariably call for gun control every time someone does something stupid with one. Being a gun enthusiast, I also get exposed to the political Right’s oversimplification of those liberals as somehow lacking moral fiber or true appreciation of freedom. Rather than agreeing with both, I tend to end up arguing with both. It’s exhausting to always feel like I’m apologizing for the other “side”.
This article takes a point of view, but aims to do so in a way that members of both sides of the political spectrum can understand. I’ll try to give some idea as to why we on the political left roll our eyes at the rhetoric of the NRA, and how we in the “gun culture” can possibly defend something called “assault weapons”.

Read it all here.  It's worth it :)


Definitely one of the better articles I have read.  Common sense, logic, no hyperbole...  Just a good article.

Stay safe.


Adrienne said...

OMGosh - I just saw a bunch of "scary black guns" at Black Sheep Sporting Goods (which was jam packed today.) The kid waiting on us said that yesterday alone they sold 28 revolvers. Not sure how many "scary black guns" they sold.

I sort of fell in lust with the "HUGE scary black long gun."

David P said...

Exceptional essay.

Blue said...

Adrienne... I was at a local gun show this weekend where lots of guns of all types were being sold. Even some black ones ;) I'm having difficulty imagining you being scared :)

David... Yes, exceptional. The other one I sent you... The Trayvon one. That was pretty good, too, eh?

David P said...

I just read the Zimmerman article. It was thought-provoking, to say the least.

The fella can write, can't he?

Blue said...

Yes, he can write. And he's a self-identified Liberal to boot... :)