Other restrictions include a ban on the sale or purchase of any type of firearm, ammunition, explosive or any possession of such items off a person's own premises.The moral of this story is don't wait until a major social dislocation strikes to stock up on beans, bullets and band-aids. Regardless of the nature of the problem, you should never have to run out and top up a few things. This is the risk equivalent of going to a biker bar way out in the desert wearing a t-shirt that reads, "HARLEYS ARE FOR PUSSIES!" You know in advance how the story ends.
A big ole RAH RAH to Joe Huffman out at The View from North Central Idaho — and BTW, Joe, we will be filming at BOOMERSHOOT 2010! — for his relentless slamming of antigunners as "bigots." The right to keep and bear arms is indeed a right, and people who oppose a right are indeed bigots. Here's one of the examples Joe posts...tell me if you don't think this is bigotry in its most virulent form:
I'm sorry, I see you are still wearing your little weapon and strutting about like you are the rather doughy, bad-skinned king of the sand castle. Perhaps we were not clear? Shall we try it again?
Clearly, you are not a police officer. Therefore, the management, our employees and pretty much everyone within a 100-mile radius would very much appreciate it if you would put away that ego-fluffing man-toy that is designed solely to kill other living creatures and induce fear and ignorance as it regresses every hesitant advancement in the human soul back to caveman grunting lunkishness. Thank you again!
Oh, please do not misunderstand! We are all terribly impressed. It is so very patriotic of you to show off your little popper! Are you in a gang? Are you a drug dealer? Are you going to shoot some scary terrorists, Mr. pallid paranoid Constitution-misquoting videogame-addicted guy? Protect all of us here in the casual neighborhood coffee shop from those crazy liberals and their health care reform and organic pretzels? Thank you so much! But really, I think we'll be OK without your little display. Enjoy your frappucino, won't you?Cute, huh? That little tidbit is from Mark Morford at SFGate. Interestingly enough, in the NSSF media program we worked with writers from SFGate, who were shocked that we had gay instructors on our team. Once they realized that we weren't the "pallid paranoid Constitution-misquoting videogame-addicted guy(s)" they thought we were, they did a complete flip-flop on guns. Interesting.
"all gun owners are pallid paranoid Constitution-misquoting videogame-addicted guys"...substitute..."all Jews are pallid paranoid Constitution-misquoting videogame-addicted guys." As I told the "J" class, if when you read the second statement out-loud you feel queasy, it's bigotry plain and simple.