Now that the offensive against citizens’ right to defend themselves against criminals is in full swing, it’s time for some honesty.
Those who wish to disarm us all — supposedly for the sake of protecting the children — really want to keep those kids’ parents from being able to protect them. They also want every adult vulnerable to violent attack, including women and gays, to be disarmed and defenseless.
How do we know this? Because many of these same people are talking about repealing the Second Amendment. And because in many other parts of the world, the gradual scaling-back of gun rights has indeed led to full-scale citizen disarmament.
The anti-gun crowd likes to call those of us who are concerned about that “paranoid.” It would be nice if they learned what the word meant before they started throwing it around. Paranoia is an irrational fear — meaning one that has no realistic chance of becoming reality. To be afraid that Martians are going to land on your roof is paranoid, as it has never happpened before and is not likely to happen in the future. To be afraid that something that has happened many times before — namely, that the government will use an incremental strategy to eventually grab all guns — is just plain common sense.
The disregard the gun-grabbers have for women, gays, the elderly, people of color in high-crime neighborhoods and — yes — children makes them liars and hypocrites. It also makes them anti-woman, anti-gay, ageist, racist and anti-child.
Not everybody who has a gun is going to use it to commit violence against anyone else. Klinger just wanted to get out of the war. But he was willing to pack heat when he had to. And he knew a good gun could accessorize well with a pretty sundress and a nice, elegant pair of high heels!