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

Monday, April 29, 2013

A Two-fer!

So in my recent post Gun Control, I stated:
...enough people now refuse to take the blame for something we didn't do that we're politically powerful.  We refuse to be shamed.  We reject shaming.  And as Instapundit put it recently
It’s pretty irritating, being shamed by people who have none themselves.
And in my more recent post Oh Yeah, the Anti-Gun Activists are Stoked Now!, I noted that a recent anti-gun protest in D.C. drew a light crowd. Well, there's been some further reporting by the Washington Free Beacon. Pertinent excerpts:
Between 50 and 60 people gathered to march through D.C.’s lobbying corridor, stopping to chant and hoist Fairey’s poster at offices that do business with the nation’s largest Second Amendment organization.

“Down with lobbyists! Down with the NRA!” the protesters shouted. “Shame on the lobbyists! Shame on the NRA!”


The purpose, organizers said, was to shame not only the NRA but also the lobbying shops that worked with them to stymie gun-control legislation.
But this is priceless!
Some brief confusion ensued Thursday when protesters arrived at the first nondescript office building and no one could remember which lobbying firm was located inside.

“Whatever, we’ll get it to them later,” one organizer told another after milling about for a few minutes. “Let’s not stand around looking like idiots.”

And, in relation to my post "Nobody Wants to Take Your Guns":
"The main problem with gun legislation and gun violence is the permissivity of ownership," John Schuster, a D.C. resident, told the Washington Free Beacon as the group trundled down K Street.

Schuster did not consider the Second Amendment an individual right, as the Supreme Court has ruled it to be.

The ideal solution to guns, Schuster said, would be to "repeal the Second Amendment and replace it with something the Supreme Court can’t misinterpret."

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