This video gives gun rights advocates reasons to be cheerful. If someone like first-time shooter Ashley Engles is OK with guns, then the kids are alright; giving our firearms freedom future an extra degree of protection. Lest we forget, low- to no-information voters determine America’s political landscape. While most Americans who can be bothered to vote know that the Constitution’s Second Amendment protects their right to have a gun, a significant percentage couldn’t tell you . . .
how our three-part government system works. By the same token, they are unaware of the historical context surrounding the right to keep and bear arms. Unlike the Supreme Court justice who decided the Heller case, most voters are unaware that government disarmament enabled the torture, rape, murder and economic and political disenfranchisement of African-Americans.
Gun control advocates depend on “feelings” to spread their anti-gun agitprop. They wave the bloody shirt, promise an end to firearms-related crime and tell voters to pay no attention to the Second Amendment protection behind that curtain. They only cite stats – manipulated to deliver the appropriate result – to bolster a very basic idea: guns are icky. Control the ickiness.
Although the pro-gun position is based on the bedrock of rational thought, gun rights also depend on supporters’ emotions. Not irrational feelings. Sub-rational feelings. The instinctive desire to defend oneself. They absorb this guns = protection meme time and time again on TV and in the movies. Thank God. And, on occasion, they have fun with guns and learn that guns aren’t icky. They’re cool!
That may be the best millions of Americans can do on gun rights, intellectually speaking. I’ll take it.