Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Praise the Lord and pass the talking points...

Another Huffpo Screed advocates the Brady position that if only we had banned "Assault Shotguns" and tell lots of fibs then the recent church shooting would never have happened.

In it he mentions VT and NIU, both Brady Endorsed "Gun Free Zones" and, surprisingly, New Life Church in Colorado Springs. He states that it was a "security guard" who stopped the shooter. Neglecting of course to mention that the "guard" was a private member of the congregation that had the position to stop exactly the kind of situation that occurred. 30,000 die/year, neglecting to mention half are suicides, too many guns, etc. You know. The usual.

Obviously he missed the part where the the resident "GodnotGun" preacher fabricated stories and regularly demeans firearm owners in her search for Jesus.


Anonymous said...

Don't ya, at some point thirdpower, just wanna throw your hands up and say "fine. You want it that way. You got it!" And then watch as the tragedies unfold, and the body counts rise, only so in the end you can say "see, told ya so!" I know that sounds callous, but it reminds me of the finger in the light socket when I was a kid. My parents could tell me, and tell me but really(!), it took one time doing it to realize that maybe that wasn't a good idea. The unfortunate cost of such a learning lesson is obvious and one no one really wants to see.

Thirdpower said...

Sometimes, yeah. I look at Chicago and think, you voted for those idiots, you got what you deserve. Then I realize that all that will accomplish is the anti's crying "Do it again, only harder". That they will never stop no matter the cost. So I continue.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Anonymous said...

I agree thirdpower, we can't ever give in.

EX, it took me five years to turn my mom into a non-antigunner. I can't say progunnie yet but she sure as hell isn't an anti.

5 years to change the mind of one person. Is she all hot and heavy about joining the NRA? No. But she did read Scalia's decision after I sent it to her and she said they made the right choice.

She is so close to letting me give her a shotgun for her birthday. It was HER mother's .410 break action that I inherited.