Jon Wayne Taylor was at TTAG’s super-secret above-ground bunker last night, teaching Dan and me how to apply a tourniquet, splint a broken bone and stop bleeding. During a Padron 1964 cigar break, we discussed the anti-gunners’ recent move: labelling the NRA a terrorist organization. Jon, who fought actual terrorists in Afghanistan was incensed. “They’re devaluing the word terrorist,” Jon opined. “Have the American people already forgotten what real terrorism is?” Good point. Calling the NRA terrorists is an affront to all the brave men and women who took up arms against the killers who slammed jets into civilians on 9/11. And the Muslim fanatics who would do so, gladly, again today. More than that . . .
The terrorist epithet paves the way for a conflict none of us – gun owners and non-gun owners alike – want to see go down in The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. So what do we call anti-gun groups like the CSGV who call for SWATting open carriers? People who consider legal gun owners insurrectionists? While I wouldn’t want to see the pro-gun side stoop to the level of the anti-gun crusaders, what do you call people who want to degrade and destroy Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms?