As previously documented in this blog, I own guns and support the rights of gun owners and the second amendment.
But I’d like to think I’m willing to compromise. For example, if you can guarantee me that ALL guns will magically be removed from the hands of criminals and mentally ill in this country, I’d be willing to consider surrendering my guns.
I also feverishly support stringent background checks and waiting periods for purchasing weapons.
I’m also a (former) reader of Guns & Ammo magazine, and I particularly enjoyed the last page musings of Dick Metcalf. His insights on guns and the gun culture always seemed measured and reasonable.
So of course he was fired.
His termination brilliantly exposes the current state of the “gun culture” and the power of the NRA in this country.
Draw the line and don’t budge. Be afraid. Fight to the finish.
And die doing so…
I simply can’t believe that the majority of Americans will ultimately buy into the crap the NRA spews these days. And I suspect that in light of increasingly tragic school shootings, at some point the NRA will implode under the weight of their own fear and bigotry.
This issue…this failure to find common ground: compromise, is very well-known in the middle east.
As the war criminals George W. Bush and Dick Cheney sip martini’s and enjoy their golden years, hundreds of thousands of children are dying in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen as the DIRECT result of the destabilization of that region by our government.
And now in this gargantuan power vacuum, Al-Qaeda in Iraq, or “the Levant” as they are now known, are predictably exploiting this for their own Neanderthal agenda.
Shia and Sunni. Black and White. Christian and Muslim.
My way or the highway.
An eye for an eye.
When does it end?