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

Thursday, June 05, 2008

More Reasoned Discourse

More "Reasoned Discourse"?

A blogspot blog popped up the other day entitled Soulless Letters, and it contained a pretty anti-gunrights post that was commented on by several members of the Triangle of Death, me being one. As a matter of fact, here's my comment in its entirety, since I saved it just in case:

However, do you really need your gun in the grocery store or your local Wal-Mart? Really, do you?

Ask that question to Joyce Cordova, a Wal-Mart employee in Albuquerque. Her ex-husband, Felix Vigil, violated his restraining order and attacked her where he knew she would have to be - in the deli department where she worked. He stabbed her multiple times and most likely would have killed her had not 72 year-old Due Moore, a licensed CCW holder, not drawn his handgun and shot Mr. Vigil, stopping the threat.

I would invite you to ask Megan Leann Holden, a Wal-Mart employee who was abducted from the parking lot as she left work, but she's dead. Her killer, Johnny Lee Williams, later attempted to rob an RV park, but the attendant there was armed, and Mr. Williams ended up going to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

There has to be a better solution than guns.


Call me crazy, but I just don’t want to have to think about my fellow hikers carrying guns.

If you're not already thinking about it, then you're living in a fantasy world. Criminals are already there. Concealed-carry permit holders just want the ability to protect themselves from them.

What gets me is that if you allow people to carry weapons into our national treasures, what is to stop the bad guy from doing the same;

As others have noted, this one line makes me think this entire piece might be satire.

Unfortunately, the anti-gun forces are so out-there that a reasonable person can no longer tell the difference between the ones who are serious and satire.

Concealed carry is not a mistake. In every one of the thirty-nine states in which "shall-issue" concealed carry or permitless concealed carry is the law, the worst thing you can say about it is that it might not have been responsible for the decline in violent crime rates there.

CCW permit holders aren't fearful, we're aware that the primary responsibility for our protection is ours. The police are wonderful, but when seconds count the police are only minutes away.

It's people disconnected from that reality - like you - who we just don't understand. But that's OK. Feel free to enjoy your heightened safety knowing that a good citizen with a firearm might be the one to come to your rescue - like Due Moore did for Joyce Cordova.

Just for grins-n-giggles, I thought I'd check to see if A) there was anything new, and B) if my comment still existed.

Not only is my comment gone, the entire blog is down the memory hole:

Yup. Looks like more "Reasoned Discourse."

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