How much easier it is to believe in the politics of gun control and to fight for others to be dis-armed, than to step in front of the gun and build social and civil institutions that sustain our society and promote economic and political justice? Gun control is ultimately a shortcut, a strategy to sidestep consent. Our will to engage in democracy is what is at stake. The question remains: Can we put aside the lethal politics of gun control and take up again the challenge of democracy?”You rarely see gun control advocates going out and standing in front of gangs while they face off or patrolling crime-ridden neighborhoods w/ "I'm unarmed and morally right" signs. Instead they're 'protesting' in nice, safe areas where they won't be attacked.
- What Joan Burbick should have said.
They want us to drop firearm rights because, when it comes to the 'challenge of democracy', they've lost. While they can point to all the polls they want, the reality is here.
In her attempts to label firearm rights advocates as anti-civil rights, misogynistic racists and pigeon hole them as 'conservative' white guy, she ignores that most 'gun control' has been focused on disarming minorities and women while 'Scott Vogel' (of Joyce funded 'GunGuys' fame) presents some skewed views of reality in that the NRA wants to arm wife beaters. You know, the usual cognitive dissonance needed to be a gun control advocate.