Have to provide a little background before I get to the QOTD. Byran Strawser let this comment over at Commongunsense; the blog ran by Joan Peterson Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence board Member, co-president of the Northland Chapter of the Brady Campaign, President of Minnesota Million Moms March, Spokesperson for Protect Minnesota ; aka Japete.
“The rest of us have a right to be protected from people who shouldn’t have guns.”
There is no right to be protected. What part of the constitution did you find this in?
A person with a physical disability should have the same rights as other law-abiding citizens.
“Whoever said you are your own worst critic; probably has never posted a video on YouTube” – Anon.
I realize her value as an expert is marginal to put it politely but it appears some things are so obvious it penetrates even the mental shell of someone like Senator Dianne Feinstein.
“The weapon was a .223 MP-15, where the MP stands for military and police,” Feinstein said. “Clearly designed not for general consumption, but through practice now for general consumption—same gun that was used at Aurora.”
Through practice now for general consumption — isn’t that another way of saying “in general use”?
Mixed blessing to have one of the strongest anti-rights cultists (and a current Senator at that) admit that AR-15 style rifles, even the ones for the Military and Police, are part of the fabric of gun ownership. I fully expect to see that quote in a brief the next time a challenge makes it to the Supreme Court.
Yes, it went in…and it was like trying to stuff an unconscious Oprah Winfrey into a pair of wet blue jeans. Still, that was a piece of cake compared to the nightmare of getting the damn thing out. That was like trying to help a chihuahua give birth to a great dane.
It’s not what you are probably thinking……but definitely worth the read
A tyrannical rule cannot in any reasonable construction be accounted lawful, and therefore the disturbance of such a government cannot be esteemed seditious, much less traitorous.
Thomas Aquinas, O.P. (28 January 1225 – 7 March 1274)
Update – Another Quote of the Day from Richard because I simply can not fathom the mindset involved nor the complete lack of understanding.
It’s as absurd and illogical to say I have a constitutional right to own an AR-15 as it would be to claim a constitutional right to own anything else I don’t need that’s a danger to others. The Bill of Rights doesn’t prohibit the government from restricting my freedom in order to promote public safety.
I had to read that line 3 times to be sure he was saying what I thought.
There are a few quotes that really illustrate the mindset of the anti-rights cultists. This one from OneUtah’s Richard Warnick.
Richard is described by Cliff Lyons as :
As for Richard’s expertise; he is by any standard a top writer/journalist on all things defense, a distinction earned and reflected over YEARS of well researched,exceptionally well-written and sourced articles.
So….top writer and journalist had this to say yesterday:
Thanks for the “Battle of Athens” link. I don’t keep up with Gun Lobby propaganda, so I’d never heard of it. I read it when I have time.
Read that very carefully folks for this is the ‘logic’ and ‘journalism’ that demonstrates the mindset of the anti-rights cultists.
Never heard of it but already convinced it is ‘propaganda’. Yep….don’t confuse him with the facts folks, his mind is made up.
From Daddy Hawk — of Preachers and Horse thieves fame – writing at his other blog Daddy Hawk’s Toy Box.
You can even rent an M1 Garand or a 1943 Mosin Nagant. Although, I have question the wisdom of allowing the rental of the Bolshevik Flame Throwing Spear of Death when you have a ban on incendiary ammunition.
“Bolshevik Flame Throwing Spear of Death” — He he he, I own a couple of those.
That was from a great review of the Eagle Gun Range in Lewisville; for those in the Metroplex area (he also does a great job explaining that!) I suggest you read it.