Saturday, December 05, 2015

Beat The Drum

The New York Times, in what some are describing as the first editorial on the front page since 1920, has put an editorial on the front page.  The headline tells the tale:
End The Gun Epidemic In America
You can suspect what's coming next.
 But motives do not matter to the dead in California, nor did they in Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut and far too many other places. The attention and anger of Americans should also be directed at the elected leaders whose job is to keep us safe but who place a higher premium on the money and political power of an industry dedicated to profiting from the unfettered spread of ever more powerful firearms.
It does no good to reason with these people when they use words like "ever more powerful weapons".  The weapons used in California and Colorado weren't particularly powerful.  They were powerful enough, indeed, to commit murder and all reasonable people abhor murder.  These were not reasonable people, and the editorial board at the New York Times are not necessarily burdened by reason either.  No, their purpose is quite plain.  Disarmament.
Certain kinds of weapons, like the slightly modified combat rifles used in California, and certain kinds of ammunition, must be outlawed for civilian ownership. It is possible to define those guns in a clear and effective way and, yes, it would require Americans who own those kinds of weapons to give them up for the good of their fellow citizens.
And there, my friends, is the agenda.  they want us to give them up for the good of  our fellow citizens.  They are unmasked, plainly saying what we have believed them to mean for decades.  Give them all up, turn then in.  Disarm in the face of evil.

The editorial board of the New York Times wraps themselves in the sacred First Amendment to trample on the guarantees of the Second Amendment.  I can think of no more evil purpose than that.

Now, if you'll excuse me I have to load some ammo, and prepare for a trip to the range.


Anonymous said...

It's time to address some common sense issues with guns.1. Gun control. This could easily be accomplished with tuition assistance. Those gun control classes are expensive. 2. Magazine size. If you cw pay attention to magazine size. A 33rd happy stick in your g19 prints funny. Help a brother out. If you see something say something. Not all people do a mirror check. 3. Background checks. This is a no brained always check your background. 4. Handgun registration. Pay attention this is important. If you always shoot at 10 yds you need to shoot at 25/50 so you'll know how your sights register at longer distances.5. Ammo bans. Whether you checking a pistol or shotgun,get several brands of ammo and check for functionality. If any don't feed ban that brand right now. And lastly if your carbine has a shoulder thingy that goes up and its not a check riser,get thee to thy gunsmith.
Just my thoughts from the xo of the 2nd Louisiana hover round brigade.

Old NFO said...

Yep, ordered more ammo today... sigh The run is about to start again. I'll be hitting the range regularly.