See also: gun rights–Gun control –Michael Bloomberg –Carolyn McCarthy
November 12, 2013
Several stories in the news recently that center on anti-gunners reveal much about the hypocrisy and self-entitled character of those who would control their countrymen. While that’s not difficult to show, the following four examples are particularly effective at illustrating the contradictions in logic and ethics, and the hostility to freedom, that are the hallmarks of doctrinaire gun-grabbers.
mann wrote about the first example today in his St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner column. The incident he referred to was an allegation by Moms Demand Action that open carry demonstrators in Texas were purposefully intimidating them — and the accusations were accompanied by a photo of the armed protestors, some kneeling in a parking lot, suggesting a potential for aggression. What the group left out is, when shown from another angle, the smiling demonstrators were merely posing for a group photo in front of an American flag.
Meanwhile, per National Review Online, MDA spokeszealot Shannon Watts was equating the gun activists with the Taliban, and suggesting the open carriers might shoot and rape her group members. Compare that to what one of Watts’ fellow travelers in citizen disarmament, Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar of Colorado, said when he rejected the need for women to be armed with an assertion dismissing such fears as unfounded.
“[Y]ou don’t know if you feel like you’re going to be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop a round at somebody,” Salazar offered as his reason for denying women a choice when it comes to self-protection.
Consistency has never been the long suit of the gun-banners, but what has been is denying others their rights based on feelings. While we have no control over how Ms. Watts and her gaggle of indignant hoplophobes are going to react to the sight of an armed citizen, they maintain their right to “feel” safe is an entitlement that trumps our right to actually be safe. Their preferences take precedence, and we must give up our choices to accommodate them. Under force of state arms, and no matter how we feel about it, if they have their way…
The second story, again an astounding example of hypocrisy and entitlement, is the news that outgoing Gothamführer Michael Bloomberg will be taking his bodyguards with him after he leaves office.
“The cops currently assigned to Bloomberg’s security detail have been told that there are six-figure jobs waiting for them once Hizzoner leaves office,” New York Daily News reported. “Several members are expected to retire — some of them eligible for full pensions — and then join Bloomberg in his next venture.”
Ever committed to using his vast resources and connections to disarm you and me, Bloomberg deems his safety more important than that of us little people and our families. It’s hardly surprising, especially when considering how he even takes his armed detail along on foreign vacations.
“Guns are largely forbidden in Bermuda — even most police officers do not use them — but the mayor’s guards have special permission to carry weapons,” The New York Times revealed.
Make book that won’t be the only “gun-free(for the riffraff) zone” House Bloomberg’s Imperial Sardaukar will be able to occupy with impunity as the billionaire control freak, free of mayoral duties, ramps up his war on (your) guns.
The third story is yet another example of how individual choices are downplayed by “progressives” in favor of putting the blame on a group they can gin up mob fever against, exactly what “gun control” advocates do when they blame gun owners for the volitional predations of violent criminals. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy is suing “more than 70 companies of potentially causing the Long Island congresswoman to develop lung cancer from asbestos,” despite the fact that she never worked around asbestos, and despite being a nurse, who was well aware of the hazards, yet who nonetheless chose to smoke cigarettes, heavily, for over 40 years.
It’s not surprising when one considers McCarthy has made a career of backing legislation to punish the innocent for the choices of the guilty. It’s also not surprising that someone who stumps for “shoulder thing that goes up” bans would treat the law primarily as a means of getting what she wants, whether there’s any rational basis for it or not.
The fourth example is perhaps the most troubling, but perhaps also the most useful in showing us a glimpse of the end game of the “progressive” world view. Barry Greenfield, a selectman in the town of Swampscott, Mass., is pushing for an ordinance enabling police “to enforce the law and inspect the safeguarding of guns at the homes of the 600 registered gun owners in town.”
With gun purchase permit and licensing laws in place, knowing who has guns — at least among the law-abiding, is a cinch. But doesn’t it just figure that someone with no respect for the Second Amendment would show such contempt for the Fourth? And doesn’t it tell us all we need to know about the warped and lusting souls of such creatures, when they show us what they’re like with just a little bit of political power? Imagine what else this totalitarian wannabe would dispense with if he could do so by diktat.
The arrogant entitlement mentality of all four of the story subjects is illustrative of a common thread: They all believe they are the ones who should make decisions the rest of us must abide by (or else), and they act on the assumption that their demands trump our rights. These are the types from which monsters are made. Why anyone would disarm for obsessive control freaks, who will never be satisfied until they control everything — and no backtalk — is one of the mysteries of our age.
UPDATE: In re armed demonstrators being dismissed by as “bullies” and “terrorists,” throw this right back in their accusers’ faces.
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