An anti-gun liberal talk-show host apparently wants to shoot NRA board members. But, before we talk about the precarious possibility of some imbalanced leftist abusing Second Amendment rights (that he fights against) we should get some background information. Georgia has recently passed some legislation (awaiting approval from the Governor) that would expand the state’s Concealed Carry law.
In short, the bill would broaden the locations that lawful concealed carry is permitted. Acceptable locations would be expanded to include churches, schools (Adam Lanza would not only be unwelcome – he’d probably be shot), airports (federal restrictions would still apply), bars (no drinking while carrying, “duh”), and some government offices. The Left has dubbed the bill as the “guns everywhere” bill… Which I really don’t see as a pejorative. In fact, I’m kinda jealous that people in Georgia will have the protected right to defend their life anywhere they go. I’m currently at the mercy of California implants calling themselves “Denver residents” (ugh).
Guns everywhere? (What are the home values like in Georgia?) We should rename this bill to the “Michael Schaus is welcome in Georgia” bill of 2014. The Left’s main objection appears to be that concealed-carry-permit-holders will be allowed in establishments that serve liquor. But, c’mon… We let people leave bars without first confiscating their car keys. It’s still going to be illegal to carry while drinking (again: “duh”), and being intoxicated with a firearm will continue to be a serious crime (not to mention that such actions are the definition of irresponsibility.)
I mean, really: If a designated driver feels like carrying a gun (because they will be sober, and responsible for everyone’s safety), why should they be forced to stand outside smoking cigarettes while their friends are enjoying one of the few perks of adulthood? I know I’d feel safer with a sober concealed carry holder around. In fact, I never go drinking without a designated driver and a concealed carry permit holder. After all: The point is to be safe.
This organization founded by Gabrielle Giffords, you remember her, the former Arizona congresswoman that Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck suggested should be murdered, the one who was critically wounded in a mass shooting in 2011, she calls it ‘the most extreme gun bill in America.’
Whoa… Palin and Beck never asked for anyone to murder Giffords. Palin ran an ad “targeting” Democrats… Malloy, by the way, seems to skim over similar rhetoric employed by the Left. And, allowing law-abiding citizens the right to responsibly carry tools of self-defense isn’t exactly “extreme” when compared to the state of Connecticut confiscating people’s legally purchased firearms. But he went on:
The NRA, which they’re behind this of course, they want guns everywhere. Jesus Christ! I would like to invite one of the NRA board members, and I’ll be armed, let’s just get this over with, OK? Come on down to Georgia and I’ll be packing heat and you be packing heat or whether you want to or not, I don’t give a damn, it’s up to you…
I thought dueling went out of style… It turns out that our Liberal talk-show host, however, has no problem inviting political opponents to engage in dangerous illegal behavior. But, he soon jumped the gun-control shark:
And you come, meet me someplace, and all of a sudden, see, we have stand your ground here, and all of a sudden I’m going to feel real &*%$#@ threatened by you! And I will shoot you! If I feel threatened. The law says I can! Ha ha ha!
So… I think it’s pretty obvious: We should do away with concealed carry – for Liberals. After all, in Malloy’s hypothetical, the armed (or unarmed) NRA member is acting like a responsible, non-threatening, member of society. They are minding their own business. In fact, they carry a firearm as protection against the possibility that some psycho will randomly direct unwarranted violence in their general direction.
And then there’s Malloy… Who unmercifully is willing to do them harm. I don’t really see the NRA guy as the problem in this equation. (And what if the NRA board member was a black guy wearing a hoodie?) It seems to me, that the bigger problem is someone (ahem*Malloy*ahem) who feels justified in shooting someone else because they disagree on politics – which, by the way, is not covered under Georgia’s “stand your ground” law. (Last time I checked, feeling threatened by someone’s Constitutional right is not justification for murder.)
A concealed weapon is a hedge against the very violence that Malloy mockingly advocates. Heck, it’s a hedge against Giffords’ shooter, the Aurora movie theatre monster, and even Adam Lanza… Only a liberal with unbridled hate for dissenting opinions would see it as a tool for intimidation and violence.
So… Let’s pass a gun control law (which is a sentence I never imagined myself typing): “If you think guns are the incarnation or manifestation of unrepentant violence, you’re not allowed to purchase one.” Everyone else, on the other hand, should be able to carry everywhere they want (because, as it turns out, some of those Malloy-style psychopaths may not abide by the newly proposed SchausGunControlAct).
PS: I didn’t address the concept of guns in church… But that’s because I think it’s self-explanatory: My life is a gift from God. I’d like to think that he would approve of me defending it.