TTAG reader Mr. AR-10 wrote the following:
“If the gun lobby ever spoke honestly, what they would say is that of course we are broadly responsible for these killings, but regular mass killings of innocent people is the price we pay for the liberty.” I am the ‘gun lobby’, that is an NRA member, a supporter of firearms manufacturers, local 2A rights organizations, member of local ranges, a CCW permit holder, as are so many of you . . .
For this sanctimonious a-hole to lay the blame for this crime at our feet, in public and from his soap box as he does here is beyond belief! I reject this. I reject this accusation and I reject this moron’s idiotic ramblings as what they are; rabble rousing ignorant rhetoric designed to do only one thing — take away our God-given rights to self defense of my person, my family and my home.
And yet we must ask ourselves where does the blame lie? The blame for this, in large part, lies directly at the feet of the statist collectivist lunacy that this man supports. The ineffectual immigration process that is run by the leftist state that this man supports. The restriction of the rights of these citizens who where attacked and killed in San Barnardino who were refused the right of owning and carrying firearms that might have saved so many lives.
This man is not just an idiot, he is the epitome of the useful idiot, enabling and encouraging the sheeplike small thinking voters far and wide to accept their slavery to the state; to demand that their rights be taken from them, that their productivity be taken from them and that their – and our freedoms and liberties be taken from us all and given to the state that is powerless to defend us in even the slightest of ways when evil men show up at our doors intent on doing us harm.
And we all see that these evil men are there, and they are armed – well armed and well financed by international powers from thousands of miles away. Men and women who hide themselves among us and plot and work to kill us.
This attack in San Barnardino was in truth only a small example of what could have been done by truly evil men with both money and time. Their plan was small – thankfully they apparently failed at much of what they were intending to do (that is to use explosives to effect their killing).
I worry about what these men could do with their bombs and their guns were they to truly and effectively plan and execute something far worse. That is to make and use bombs with expertise; to distract and misdirect LE response away from their true targets; then to attack their targets with larger numbers and to seek larger numbers of our citizens and put them in their gun sights. We are lucky that the number of us they killed in San Barnardino was only 14, it could have been far worse, and we all know that they want to do exactly this, to kill hundreds or thousands of us.
And with all of this, the statist machine that this blubbering idiot calls on to disarm us and to make us totally defenseless talks endlessly about ‘not overreacting’ and to ‘remember who we are’ and in short telling us all to just roll over and accept our fates. That the state will make us safe when we can all see that this is false on its face, they cannot or will not do anything to stop the men already on our shores, and even worse, are bringing more of them here. So sorry.
And to top it all off, this man blames us, the red state believers in liberty and the constitution that we all hold so dear. This is beyond the pale, this is an unbelievable thing. What a disgusting piece of trash. This man is a traitor to our values and our freedom. I don’t care if he wants to remain a slave to the state, to give up his right to self defense, to meekly stand by or lie down when ordered to by a man with an AK47 at his head, and the heads of his children and his neighbors – that’s his business. But I reject any attempt to take away my rights, and my freedom.
And I am guilty of nothing. These evil men in California did this evil act by themselves, and with the state standing idly by while they planned and acted. The state cannot be there all the time, they cannot track every single terrorist and stop them before they act. This is fantasy! Wishful thinking. Ignorance and willful submission. This man wants to be a willing servant to the state and to the musloid terrorist that is his business.
I will not submit, and I will not disarm. And let’s place blame where it belongs, at the feet of the people that committed this act and the men who allow them to enter.