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, May 30, 2013

So Gun Control is Ascendant, Eh?

At least, that's what The New Republic is spouting.  Well, they're saying the NRA is finished, which amounts to the same thing.

Of course, our side is pooh-pooing the idea.  That's because we understand that the NRA is not the pro-gun movement.  It is, of course, the 800-lb. legislative gorilla, but it's not the driving force - culture is.

Back in December, Salon cooed over the cancellation of Discovery Channel's reality-themed shows American Guns and Ted Nugent's Gun Country:
In the wake of the devastating school massacre in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, Discovery has canceled two gun-themed shows.


On Monday, the network announced that "'American Guns' concluded earlier this year," adding, "Discovery Channel chose not to renew the series and has no plans to air repeats of the show." Yet Deadline notes that Discovery is conspicuously not airing reruns of the show as well. The network is likewise bidding adieu to "Ted Nugent's Gun Country," with a confirmation that Nugent will not be returning any time soon.
They did allow, however:
Discovery has also recently 86′ed "Dirty Jobs" and "American Chopper."
The New York Times also proclaimed in December of last year, Gun-Focused Reality TV Shows Get New Scrutiny After Newtown Killings. So where are we with "gun-themed" TV shows today, after Tucson, Aurora, and Newtown?
Add to that "reality shows" where everyday firearm use is normal:
And this list doesn't include specialty "sportsman" channel shows like the Outdoor Channel's:
and about a dozen others. But that top list? Discovery, History Channel, CMT, Animal Planet, Arts & Entertainment Television.

The re-normalization of America's good gun culture proceeds apace. Which is why we have grassroots support and they have to get along with astroturf.

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