Friday, March 22, 2013

What do people in the anti- gun media...

... think of us? Not much, apparently...

A few quotes:

"Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball," asserted that gun rights advocates aren't "normal people," they have no "other interests," and they are uninterested in their wives or kids..."

"The Post's Gene Weingarten in 2011 spat on the Second Amendment as "the refuge of bumpkins and yeehaws who like to think they are protecting their homes against imagined swarthy marauders desperate to steal their flea-bitten sofas from their rotting front porches..."

"After Columbine, a Boston Herald op-ed [yes, in Massachusetts!] described the average participant in a 1999 Boston Common pro-gun rally as a wannabe "hicksville cowboy, as in way out there, somewhere off the Mass Pike or at the far reaches of 93, from towns with something to prove and lots of Amvets posts..."


[... when speaking about sales without background checks, gun controllers always refer to "gun shows." Most guns used in murders aren't bought at gun shows -- they're stolen or bought on the street. But gun shows are large gatherings of the "gun tribe" -- and so they must be shut down...]

"Gun control, it turns out, is largely culture control."


For an antidote, read Dan Baum. Or this fascinating bit about the granddad of all civil liberties pro- gun thinkers, former civil rights activist Don Kates. I thought that he perished in the Cretaceous Extinction Event like Col. Cooper!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Last time I looked my husband and boys cared deeply about each other, my couch isn't flee ridden and my porch may need a lil paint but looks pretty good! Here in Massachusetts I've found more & more average persons at the range learning guns for fun & to defend theirselves! It's amazing the amount of people, the negativity s purely political...Karen

Steve Bodio said...

"Family"? That above is my sister, he said proudly...

Anonymous said...

I can only quote Kris Kristofferson: "You're the only one that you are screwin'/When you put down what you don't understand."

Still waiting on the Dan Baum book at the library.

BTW, great Tom Russell show here Wednesday night. Tom called me "Steve" twice. Don't know what's up with that...

Jim Cornelius
www.frontierpartisans.com

Kitty said...

Chris Matthews' statement implies that women aren't interested in guns, which is ridiculous, of course. I've been an NRA member for years. And then there's Girl’s Guide to Guns: "a website dedicated to women who dig fashion and fire power."

Darrell said...

It ain't about guns, it's about control.

Chas Clifton said...

It's culture war, pure and simple. I need to blog about this too.

Malcolm Brooks said...

While clearly a sniveling elitist who'd better pray to God he never misses his freeway exit and ends up in an industrial slum, Weingarten's sneering character stereotyping is nevertheless pretty uproariously funny...just add banjos! And remember to brush your tooth!

Anonymous said...

We-unz perfers tah be kawled "Southern Highland Americans"(sted uh "hillbillies")-thank you very much!....L.B.