Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Strike Me Dead & Call Me Cornpone!

Geez, even the Moonbat Left is abandoning gun control! Leftie blogger infante terrible Markos Moulitsas in what he described as an appeal to the Mountain West Democrats, explicitly endorses the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms. Read about it at Slate (and a tip of the hat to Instapundit). Nice contrarian commentary at Daily Pundit:
I conceived my current understanding of the power of personal firearms and the Second Amendment not as a libertarian or even as a conservative, but in my early twenties, as a committed revolutionary leftist...
Definitely worth reading.

At this rate pretty soon the only people in favor of any kind of gun control will be the helpless pitiful bleeting sheep over at the Brady Center, who can't even score invitations to the B-list Beltway parties anymore. Even the Tell-A-Big-Lie spinners at the Violence Policy Center have gotten really really quiet.

SOOOOOOOOOOOO, all this begs the question of why we can't get behind my simple five-point progressive firearms plan to protect our future gun rights. Here's my link to the whole enchilada, but let me whip out a Cliff's Notes version for the uninitiated:

What We Want
"We" being the gun culture, of course

Immediately pass a federal law banning confiscation of legal weapons during any emergency.

Rein in continued BATFE abuses.

Stop all antigun initiatives in other branches of government service.

National CCW reciprocity and enforcement of federal "Safe Passage" laws!

Dismantle the onerous conditions of the 1968 Gun Control Act, the machinegun amendment of the 1986 FOPA, the 1990 Crime Control Act and the 1999 "Al Gore Stands Up, Barks Like A Seal and Ends His Presidential Asperations!" trigger lock requirement.
Again, the "gun control movement" is and was a paper tiger, a pathetic convergence of elite Northeastern liberals and academics, discredited Socialist theories and a wildly biased and unchecked Mainstream Media with a hard-on for the Flyover States.

Nobody — not the rudderless Republicans, not the disspirited Democrats, not the legal academics, not the social "scientists," not even the far left side of the blogosphere — thinks gun control is anything but what it really is...a really bad idea left over from a time of really bad ideas. It has been tried, and it doesn't, there or anywhere. All gun control does is leave dead bodies in its wake. I can't believe even Sarah Brady believes any of the crap she spouts.

Want a quick illustration of the point? Compare and contrast these two news stories fom the last couple of days, the first from gun-free and proud Washington D.C.; the second from Florida, the first state to liberalize their CCW and castle doctrine laws, both stories via the AP:
Nation's Capital Declares Crime Emergency

WASHINGTON — Two groups of tourists were robbed at gunpoint on the National Mall, just hours after the police chief declared a crime emergency in the city in response to a string of violence that included the killing of a British activist.

The activist, Alan Senitt, was attacked in the Georgetown area on Sunday, his throat was slit and police say the attackers attempted to rape his companion. It was the 13th homicide in the city this month. Robberies are up 14 percent, and armed assaults have jumped 18 percent in the past 30 days.

Florida Crime Down to Lowest level Since '71

Florida's crime rate dropped for the 14th straight year in 2005 to its lowest mark since 1971 because of tougher laws, increased financial support from the Legislature and law-abiding citizens with guns, Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday.

"This report shows that staying tough on crime works," said Bush. "Law abiding citizens that have guns for protection actually probably are part of the reason we have a lower crime rate."

Thanks to gun control, the bodies keep stacking up! It's time to drive the nails in the ole gun control coffin, folks, and that means driving our politicians and lobbyists to swing the hammer.


Anonymous said...

DC didn't have a crime problem until "Otherhuman" crossed established boundaries, attacking tourists as well as the "right" kind of folks.


Eric said...

There's a danger in being satisfied that gun control advocates will stop campaigning on the issue. They may well drop the issue to get elected, but I would fully expect them to continue to push the agenda while in office...discreetly of course.

As long as the rewards of absolute power are so vast, the desire to subjugate others will always be present and need to be confronted. Human history tells us that the job is never over.