Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Want to Know How Far We've Come?

Go watch the video that Seattle's NBC affiliate KING5 did on this year's Boomershoot. Lots of pictures of people shooting, even evil black rifles, and not a hint of negativity. The piece opens with:
One weekend a year the quiet of rural Idaho is blown to smithereens, by gun-toting, target shooting, explosion loving... regular folks.
And then they show some of them! They even get the reporter on camera shooting a target, and the anchor at the conclusion of the piece states:
Boomershoot organizers say that no one has ever gotten hurt blowing anything up there. The same cannot be said about the bowling balls. If you want to find out more about it, and I have to tell you it looks like a heck of a lot of fun, go to"
No fear-mongering here. It's a great video, about four and a half minutes. I bet King5 got some pretty vicious hate mail about it. They are in Seattle, after all.

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