Folks, the New York Times has once again leaped onto the dance floor with the Brady Bunch to do the old Tyranny Tango. You may find their victory dance here.
Of course I had a response. (Don't I always? Don't I just?) Read the link, then come back here and read the response.
Without a Clue, the NYT Does Victory Dance on Gun Control
To the editor, NYT:
The New York Times has joined the Brady Campaign’s premature victory dance over the sweeping of the GOP from the electoral field. You believe now that the NRA’s appointed candidates are gone, American firearms owners are at your mercy for more of what you call “reasonable regulation.” You couldn’t be more wrong.
You think that the GOP protected us. The way we look at it, the GOP protected you. By removing any chance over the next two years of defending ourselves politically from further raids upon our traditional liberty and property, you force us to consider other means. You have us surrounded, you poor fools.
There are two flashpoints in your “common sense” proposals. One, the willfully misnamed lie you refer to as the “gun show loophole.” This is the proposed federal seizure of control over all private firearms sales. Not even King George the Third was so grasping and the Founders fired on his Regulars for far less.
The second is the “Assault Weapons Ban,” which the Brady Bunch promises will be reenacted, only this time “with teeth.” We can conclude that one or more classes of heretofore legal semi-automatic rifles will now be forfeit. Why do you think there is currently a run on semi-automatic rifles, pistols and ammunition? Do you suppose these people are spending their hard-earned money now, only to turn them over to the “well-intentioned” Obama administration?
With Obama’s undeniable record on guns, his claim that he will “uphold the Second Amendment” is as credible as a serial rapist opining on the glories of chastity.
Try to understand. You may pass all the gun control legislation you like. We will not obey it. For seventy years you have pushed us back from the free exercise of our God-given, inalienable rights, bleating “public safety” as your excuse to the ovine flock. Are we more safe? All you have done with “gun free zones” is create criminal free-fire zones. You seek to make the entire country a disarmed Mumbai, helpless to resist criminals, terrorists or predatory government. And now you want us to trust that your intentions are not tyrannical once again?
As they say down here in Alabama, “Ain’t happenin’.” The time may be fast approaching when you will wish ardently for the protection of the hapless GOP and the wobbly NRA. Dance on that happy thought.
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