Why do Libertarian Party candidates hate guns so much? That seems a valid, if unlikely question, first in the wake of the party’s nomination of an unapologetically gun control loving VP candidate. Now, the top of the ticket, Gary Johnson has displayed a jaw dropping lack of manners, not to mention arguable antipathy toward a replica historic firearm he was given as a peace offering. Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersen’s Gun. The Libertarian presidential candidate thought so little of the keepsake given him by his defeated primary rival, Austin Petersen, that he tossed it in a trash can (where it was later liberated and returned to Petersen). Who gets rid of (even a replica) gun like that? Who displays that kind of gracelessness? Who’s the lesser of three evils now? . . .