More on the rats among us
"This is just my job. So said the guy gathering signatures at the grocery store."
"One of the initiatives he was promoting was designed to get more guns out of the hands of law abiding people." "When I saw his booth and the anti-gun language, I resolved to talk to him on my way out of the store."
"His reply: “This is just a job for me. I’m a gun owner.”
"I don’t remember my reply, but it was not what I was thinking:" "Quisling." "Judenrat." "To make others defenseless because you are getting a paycheck."
I am reminded of a post from some time ago that references something quite similar..
"...I once told a hoplophobe child psychiatrist on a "gun violence" panel in Birmingham:
"Let's say you're right. Let's say I AM paranoid. Let's say I'm CRAZY." (And here I opened up my eyes wide and edged closer to him. He jumped back in fear.) "Well, I'm still armed to the teeth. That just complicates your problem, now doesn't it?"
The Old Man loved telling people that story. Anyone that would listen; his eyes would get wide at the appropriate places and he would smile at the end for effect. What only but a few were able to grasp is its profound wisdom. Men, even well meaning ones that are simply trying to make their way in the world, who may even be sympathetic to your cause, who ask for to disarm need to have their lies exposed for what they are at eye ball level.
After all, evil triumphs when good men do nothing to the well intentioned ones aid it.