by Kurt Schlichter, Townhall:
Kentucky recently became the 16th state to amend its laws to get rid of onerous restrictions on healthy, law-abiding adults bearing arms, conforming its concealed weapons statutes to the Constitution and irritating liberals who prefer that we citizens remain helpless sheep. Some of us channel the Founders and believe it is every eligible citizen’s duty to own the kind of guns liberals label “assault weapons” in order to be able to personally protect themselves, their families, their communities and their Constitution; others just want the option of carrying a .38 at a house of worship or elsewhere in public where evil might manifest. But liberals oppose this natural right. Why? Well, there are only two kinds of people who object to Normal Americansbeing able to protect their lives and freedom, felons and aspiring tyrants, and it just so happens both of them are key constituencies of the Democrat Party.
The trend in most states is to “shall issue” concealed weapons permits, with a third of the states tossing out even those useless obstacles to free citizens exercising their personal choice when it comes to packing heat. In 2019, Second Amendment is evolving right, with society increasingly recognizing that this essential freedom should not be arbitrarily restricted. Liberals should be all aboard. Remember how liberals keep telling us that our conception of rights is supposed to take changes in society into account? We always hear how the Constitution must evolve when it’s a fake right that Democrats like, as opposed to one that’s actually written in the Bill of Rights. Well, the overwhelming trend lately is for legislatures and governors across the country to democratically enact gun freedom measures, so we need to ask our liberal friends, “Where’s your ‘living Constitution’ now?”
For some reason, gun-grabbing liberals seem to think that the existence of people who want to shoot random civilians should make us want to be less able to defend ourselves. Uh, no. The horrifying New Zealand terrorist attack would usually have drawn universal attacks by liberals on law-abiding Americans and their rights. On the upside, the dishonest and disgraceful slander of fellow Americans that usually accompanies these events was comparatively muted, perhaps because this loser (who should die anonymously, his videos unviewed, his manifesto unread, and his name unspoken) was so transparently attempting to provide everyone with fodder to hate their political opponents. To rile liberals, he mixed in references to Trump and Candace Owens; to outrage us Normals, he embraced leftism and environmental wackoism. It was a scam to set us at each other’s throats. The proper response to this creep’s crude manipulation is to not pretend that he was motivated by anything other than resentment over his own manifest inadequacies and failures. To hang this idiot’s acts on one’s political opponents for cheesy short-term rhetorical advantage is to play his game; instead, we should come together in the hope that the Kiwis hang that idiot.
But, of course, some leading liberal lights and their gimps could not resist. Fredocon Max Boot blamed Trump for the killing of many Muslims, which is weird because supporting every war in the last two decades that killed Muslims is Max’s jam. Shannon Watts, the Annette Benning of American Beauty of American liberal fascism, gave Mike Bloomberg his money’s worth on Twitter. AOC could not resist *checks notes, shakes head* attacking people for praying for those massacred while praying. Boy, the bloom is sure coming off the rose of that celebutwerp. It’s convenient that she has such a big mouth because she’s always sticking her foot in it. Oh, and Dick Blumenthal (D-Da Nang) had to pipe up too, blaming Trump, but we need to be compassionate and take into account how he suffers from PTSD from not going to Vietnam.
Democrats recently slid a “common sense” gun grab bill through the House that would not have actually prevented any of the massacres we have seen over the years, but would have made you a felon for lending your neighbor a .22. They were also annoyed at an amendment requiring ICE be informed whenever an illegal alien tried to buy a gun, which is a great demonstration of their real objective. It’s not to stop violence, because we Normals are not violent without legitimate cause. It’s to stop us Normals from having a veto over leftist excesses.
Their goal is to slowly chip away at our gun rights until we wake up one day without our weapons living in Great Britain West, where the cops focus on busting dissenting subjects for mean tweets while Normal people can’t walk the streets without getting stabbed or splashed by acid by thugs who know damn well their victims are defenseless. It’s interesting to note that the UK’s ruling class, having been instructed by the voters to leave the EU, have so far declined to do so. And when the referendum is ignored, what will the British people do about it? Nothing. They’ve already submitted. They gave up their guns because civilized people don’t need guns, don’t you know? Of course, when the ruling class tries to sell you “civilization” what they are really peddling is submission. It’s a sad irony, since our recognition of the natural right of the people to keep and bear arms derived from the same right recognized in England during its Age of Testosterone.
Cede a monopoly of force within society to the elite and those wonderful, competent and honest folks will totally respect you and work on your behalf. Also, here’s a profitable high-speed rail line from Bakersfield to Fresno I’ll sell you cheap. Just don’t look at the Russiagate soft coup behind the mirror! The fact is that an armed citizenry is a true backstop to tyranny, an obstacle to total control over society by a small elite that seeks unbridled power. Will we ever have to use it? We hope not, but think of it as a fire extinguisher for fascism – better to have it lying around than not to have it when you need it.