The idea that gun control advocates support the Second Amendment is as preposterous as the idea that Israeli supermodels support Hamas. And yet the antis repeat this lie on a regular basis. “Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment,” the “about” section of their website proclaims, “but we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day.” What part of “shall not be infringed” do they not understand? Why, all of it. So they don’t support the 2A, do they? While we wait for some enterprising journalist to ask MDA jefe Shannon Watts to outline her vision of gun rights, we feel duty bound to highlight the contradiction in their position. Here’s one of their usual bloody shirt waving Facebook postings that proves the point . . .
GUNS AND ROAD RAGE IN AMERICA: Last week, a 43-year-old Michigan dad driving to get his kids from school got out of his car at a stoplight to ask a man erratically driving a pickup truck, “Do you have a problem?” Without saying a word, the driver pulled out a gun and shot the man in the face at point-blank range, killing him. The driver pled not guilty and is expected to claim self-defense: http://po.st/zlI03y
Stand Your Ground laws in Michigan and other states feed into a mentality that encourages people to shoot first and ask questions later. JOIN US to stop the gun lobby from passing more laws that endanger our children and families: http://every.tw/momsjoin
So a crazy man with a gun shoots someone because his “mentality” was fed by Michigan’s Stand Your Ground law (MCL 780.972). A law that strengthens a law-abiding citizen’s right to counter a deadly threat – like the one posed by the crazy man. Specifically . . .
“[a]n individual who has not or is not engaged in the commission of a crime at the time he or she uses deadly force may use deadly force against another individual anywhere he or she has the legal right to be with no duty to retreat if . . . [t]he individual honestly and reasonably believes that the use of deadly force is necessary to prevent the imminent death, great bodily harm, or sexual assault of himself or another individual.”
How does that law create a “shoot first, ask questions later” mentality? Especially as the “reasonably believes” bit is subject to post facto review by the police, a prosecutor and/or a judge and/or a jury? Besides, I’m thinking that the psychopathic homicidal maniac in question didn’t have any questions to ask before he pulled the trigger on an innocent man.
Anyone who’s kept an eye on Shannon Watts’ mob knows the answer to that question: because guns. “JOIN US to stop the gun lobby from passing more laws that endanger our children and families.” If this is an example of a law (created by the amorphous, nefarious “gun lobby”) that endangers children and families, then I’m dating one of the aforementioned Israeli models. Which I’m not.
But I am keeping track of MDA’s malicious misdirection and pointing them out here. Because the truth about these Moms is that they’re hoplohobes. They fear and hate guns. Period. They don’t want you to bear arms at Kroger, Target, Panera, Starbuck’s, your church, your child’s school, in public buildings or anywhere else, really. They would eliminate the Second Amendment in a heartbeat if they could.
Not that they’ll admit it. That would remove all but their firearms-freaked fringe supporters – assuming they have anything other than firearms-freaked fringe supporters. Of course, those members are a lot less careful about letting others see the tyrant behind the curtain than their Hoosier leader . . .
Richard Vesel Exactly the reason why we need to severely curtail this gun-loving gun-toting mentality! WAKE UP AMERICA! NO GUNS IN INCORPORATED AREAS!
MDA censors comments asserting that gun laws aren’t the answer to criminal predation, suicide, gang banging drive-bys and other firearms-related injuries and fatalities. They brook no dissent. But they leave up comments like Mr. Vesel’s. If only the firearms freedom fence straddlers could connect the dots.