Sunday, March 12, 2006

Guns and Nutters

As I have already confessed, I am something of a gun nut. One of my favorite things to do is take Big Maggie, my Smith & Wesson .357 magnum, out to the Ben Avery range and blast away at paper targets in the fresh air amid the birds and bunnies. I have no ethical problem with shooting birds and bunnies, too, but ordinarily I prefer shooting things that aren't cute.

One of my favorite blogs is www.alphecca.com. As soon as I have figured out how to blogroll on this system (yes, I know...it's time for "Blogspot for Dummies"), that is one of the blogs I will be listing. Jeff Soyer has many insightful pieces on his blog about responsible gun ownership, the politics of gun rights and the sheer fun of shooting.

Our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is under siege in this country as it has never been before. Whatever its shortcomings may be, the National Rifle Association is doing crucial work in staving off the gun-grabbers in many states and municipalities.

The hysterical rantings of the anti-gun crowd have brought me to an inescapable conclusion. Gun-o-phobia is very much a form of mental illness. These people simply don't make any sense.

They seem to think that "guns" kill people without people having to be involved. As if these weapons are capable of simply floating around in midair and singling folks out for attack. Sorta like that spooky, levitating axe in the "Haunted House" episode of The Andy Griffith Show. Well, I've got news for 'em. Even on Andy Griffith, the floating weapon turned out to be a hoax.

There are entire countries where innocent, law-abiding people have been rendered virtually defenseless against violent crime. Even the proud land of Australia, as well as England -- where the murder rate has soared to a nightmarishly historic high. What a terribly unfair, wantonly cruel situation in which to place people who have done nothing to deserve it.

Of course banning guns does nothing to protect anybody from violent crime. All it does is leave those inclined to obey the law sitting ducks for those who use guns to commit crimes (duh -- a crime in the first place). Criminals simply ignore gun laws, just as they do all others they find inconvenient.

Then there are the dimwits who want to stop all hunting. They are able to appeal to a lot of folks who -- like me -- recoil from shooting cute little bunnies. Again, I don't mind at all if other people want to hunt bunnies, just as long as I don't have to do it myself. Elmer Fudd's favorite pastime is perfectly safe from me.

The "animal rights" loonies, however, do not intend to stop with banning hunting. That is merely where they plan on getting started. These jokers in the card-pack of life want to abolish zoos and aquariums and "liberate" all dogs and cats to the wild. Not to mention limiting us to tofu diets for the rest of our lives.

Especially susceptible to this sort of Leftist rot are gays and lesbians. A great many of whom are unable to visualize a weapon in the hand of anybody other than a homophobia-crazed redneck. Fortunately, there are a few rays of sanity in "the community" -- as so many insist on calling it. One of those is the Pink Pistols, a shooting club specifically for gays, lesbians and our friends.

Thanks to the Pink Pistols, not all sexual minorities must content themselves with crossing their fingers and hoping-to-die no homophobia-crazed redneck shoots them. Unless there just-so-happens to be a cop conveniently around the corner when such a misfortune befalls them, all of their finger-crossing may be in vain -- and hoping to die might just as well be what they're doing.

We'd all better get serious about protecting the Second Amendment. Once all of our guns are gone, we might not have a Constitution left to protect. It's okay to get misty-eyed over cute little bunnies. Just as long as we don't let all that mist blind us to our own best interests.

1 Comments:

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Tim said...

Hey - don't forget about the other good things that the NRA does :-)

http://www.nrafoundation.org/

 

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