Incendiary Image of the Day: An Open Invitation Edition

The fight for gun rights is a culture war. The People of the Gun believe in self-reliance, preparedness and situational awareness. The Gun Grabbers believe in cooperation, social control and denial. Yes, the above newspaper layout [via cbs.com] is “insensitive.” But only if you believe that guns are responsible for the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They are not. They were the tools a madman used to take innocent life. They are the same tools that a teacher, administrator, school security officer or concealed carry permit holder could have used to limit, stop or prevent the carnage. Passivity, social control and denial are all evil enablers. If the Grabbers want to accuse the POG of not being PC, fine. The truth hurts. And we’re not afraid to say it. In fact, I invite any of the victims of Sandy Hook to accompany me to the CT gun show (guntruth@me.com). No other media. Private discussions with gun owners. Let’s do it. Let’s have that conversation about guns.

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About Robert Farago

Robert Farago is the Publisher of The Truth About Guns (TTAG). He started the site to explore the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns.

42 Responses to Incendiary Image of the Day: An Open Invitation Edition

  1. avatarpk in AZ says:

    Hope you’re not holding your breath Robert…

    It will never happen.

  2. avatarCasey T says:

    So I wonder if the newspaper is actually that foolish or did this intentionally? Either way, I’m shocked that they would let that print because people will flip their lids.

  3. avatarRalph says:

    Let’s have that conversation about guns.

    Let’s not. They never end well.

  4. avatarQuantum Zen says:

    RF, you going to the East Coast Fine Arms show in Stamford, CT this weekend? I also think there is another show next weekend in Waterbury, CT.

    Anyone else from TTAG in the area also planning to go for that matter?

    • avatarPascal says:

      Waterbury has been cancelled by the Waterbury PD

      http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/new_haven_cty/Waterbury-halts-gun-shows-after-school-killings_70458914

      The PD feels its too insensitive and is afraid a gun purchased in Waterbury will be used by the next spree killer — not kidding, see link above

      • avatarQuantum Zen says:

        What the motherf@cking f@ck!

        This is absurd. But then again, since Waterbury is a very prosperous and peaceful community with little or no crime, I’m sure they don’t need added revenue by having thousands of law-abiding gun owners visit their fair city and spend money.

        And if I read the report right, this guy calls himself a Republican? Now I’m a libetarian and not a fan of the GOP, but that’s ludicrous. I hope the police chief begins shutting down all alcohol sales within city limits. Afterall, alcohol sold in Waterbury might one day be used in a drunk driving accident! Not on *his* watch!

      • avatarPaul W says:

        what the hell PD?

  5. avatarAaronW says:

    RF, will you be at the Stamford show both days, all day?

  6. avatarstateisevil says:

    I looked this morning…..My AR and FAL were just sitting there where I left them. Ever since the shooting I’ve been expecting them to get up and start killing. They haven’t even threatened anybody yet.

    • avatargagblue says:

      Well, sie, it’s only a matter of time . . . . and we can only hope Dianne Feinstein will hold her breath until they do.

  7. avatarRockThisTown says:

    Let’s have that conversation about guns.
    The gun grabbers have zero interest in having an honest conversation. You can spout off all the data in the world showing guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens keep us safer & free, but it will fall on deaf ears. Their goal is to take away our right to defend ourselves.

    “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” H. L. Mencken

  8. avatarPaul W says:

    Fine arms? Huh? What’s the difference between that and a regular gun show? is it all flintlocks and antiques or something? I’m kind of confused.

    • avatarQuantum Zen says:

      Agreed, I’ve never actually been to that show. But antiques and black powder isn’t my bag.

  9. avatarCarrymagnum says:

    I appreciate everything you guys do here. I damn near always agree with what I read from the authors. But I feel it’s equally insensitive to invite the victims families to a gun show. IMHO. I tend to agree woth ralph, I don’t see that ending well.

  10. avatarTTACer says:

    At least they didn’t run an ad for a psychiatrists’ conference. That would have been really insensitive.

  11. avataruncle nunzie says:

    The Conversation, which no one seriously expects to take place, would be about what further limits on the 2A would make “sense”.

    Lately I’ve been reading more, here and at a bunch of other pro-rights places, so I can’t remember where I read it. But to paraphrase: “If a neighbor builds a fence 100′ into your property, and after confrontation agrees to move the fence back 50′, there hasn’t been compromise. You’ve still been stolen from”.

  12. avatarLamenet says:

    ” Let’s do it. Let’s have that conversation about guns.”

    This “conversation” reminds me of an old article by Stefan Molyneux wherein he makes the essential libertarian challenge, “Put down the gun and we’ll talk”:

    http://freedomain.blogspot.com/2006/11/gun-in-room.html

  13. avatarSanchanim says:

    Ok it is weird I had to read the post from RF before I figured out what was wrong with the picture! I guess it is because I don’t equate a gun as part of the tragedy. Ok yes guns were used, like tools, but I focus on the kids, and how the madman was allowed free reign to murder them for almost 20 minutes without challenge. I could care less what he had in his hands…
    I am not insensitive, but even for those parents who lost their treasures, it is the nut case who killed them. Redirecting your anger on a piece of steel and plastic will do nothing.

  14. avatarIn Memphis says:

    At the Stamford Plazza Hotel, not trying to be smart but kind of ironic that its not far from Sandy Hook.

    Robert, which paper is this? Just curious.

    • avatarPascal says:

      Really? its 43.6 miles and 59min according to Bing Maps. At what point is it far enough? Its not close at all, its just political BS for people to stupid to look at a map.

      • avatarIn Memphis says:

        Ha well first off Im not saying its too close or not far enough. Just remarking on the proximity. So I was off a few miles. I thought Stamford and Sandy Hook were closer.

  15. avatarBob Miller says:

    I looked at the layout and was indeed concerned about the “insensitivity”, but I didn’t even notice the Gun Show ad until I started reading the comments. I thought the sign in the picture stating “Welcome Sandy Hook Elementary Kids” was a poorly considered advertisement for where the next indefensible shooting gallery has been located. Count me in the POTG category.

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