I don’t share the general view that the above Tweet indicates that left-leaning political pundit Kirsten Powers’ is an ignorant slut (term used as a humorous reference to the Saturday Night Live sketch). Powers knows that the founders didn’t enact the Second Amendment to protect hunters from starvation. Or target shooters from boredom. Or even law-abiding citizens from criminal predation. She knows that the 2A is Americans’ bulwark against government tyranny. She just finds it, well, amazing! Amazing that . . .
anyone would hold that view today. So when U.S. Senate hopeful Joni Ernst told an NRA rally in Searsboro, Iowa . . .
I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere. But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.
Ms. Powers was astounded. She’s probably one of those antis who asks, sneeringly,”Do you seriously think average gun owners could hold out against the up-armored might of the federal government?” One word for that: Taliban. OK one more: mutiny.
Anyway, the 2A-averse pundit responded to pro-gun blowback Tweets to her “wow” comment by trying to box Ernst into a corner. Hey, pig castration candidate, who you gonna kill, exactly? For reals.
When her Twitter “fans” kept hearkening back to the 2A’s anti-tyrannical raison d’etre, Powers put the proverbial pedal to the metal:
Surprisingly, no one pointed out that the correct word is “whom”. The best reply to the quesiton came from RB: “Ideally, no one. That’s kinda the point.” And if that was too subtle, High Plains Parson filled in the blank: “The person coming to take her guns, liberty, etc. I would assume.”
Lesson learned? Doubtful. Sometimes one can only hope for change. If you know what I mean.