Obama’s crocodile tears sold many Americans on his anti-gun rhetoric. He sealed the deal because he “showed emotion.” I read a comment on Facebook that claimed “pro gun people never cry over loss of life!” But we do. I cry when people I love are injured or die. I know there’s a fine line between life and death. That all life is precious. As the Bard wrote, if you prick us do we not bleed? Because of that . . .
I exercise my gun rights. I want the odds in my favor should someone try to take my life, the lives of my loved ones or other innocent life. Gun owners like me keep and bear arms because we value our lives and the lives of our loved ones. Gun control advocates will never get that – no matter how many times we explain it.
Many anti-gunners are stumped as to why the gun sales are spiking. They say things like “follow the money trail” and “it’s the NRA’s fault.” The real answer is in the mirror. They are the reason gun sales are so high. They are the ones threatening Americans’ right to keep and bear arms.
What would they do if the government threatened to ban or severely restrict the sales of cars made by foreign owned car companies? They’d be chomping at the bit to buy Hondas, Toyotas and Hyundais before they became restricted. The “gun sales surge” is actually the free market responding to tyrannical policy.
No amount of arguing makes an anti-gun person admit that they were wrong. No amount of history lessons on democide make them realize that the Second Amendment isn’t about hunting. No amount of saying “no, listen, I am one of the millions of Americans buying up these guns and I’m getting them now while I can before I face new laws dictating how I buy them.”
The truth is, the harder gun control advocates fight to restrict our gun rights, the harder we push back. At the gun store and at the polls. We are not moved by displays of emotion from those who want to restrict our rights. Their tears don’t trump our quiet resolve.
President Obama didn’t cry for the 200 Mexicans killed by firearms channeled by the ATF’s Fast and Furious program. He didn’t cry when ATF-enabled drug thugs murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. He didn’t cry for the tens of thousands of Mexican children sold into slavery, stolen from a disarmed populace. Or all the Americans terrorized, injured of killed by gangs and home invaders. The President only musters up a tear when he can us it as an excuse to disarm us.
As they say, cry me a river. My natural right to self-defense is right where it belongs: in my hands. Where it will remain.