If you have nothing resembling a real life and read lots of gun blogs as I do, you see “why we’re winning” posts all the time. You’ve probably run into them yourself; little blurbs exemplifying how guns are becoming more accepted in polite society such as ARs being sold at WalMart (can WalMart be considered polite society?), gun range outings on Living Social, more women buying guns and getting into shooting, etc. You get the idea. It’s really nothing new any more and gets sorta redundant which is why you don’t see it here much. But here’s a slightly new twist, just looking at it from another angle. Namely, the anti-2A crowd has run out of ideas to the extent that they have very little left in their quiver, other than senseless acts of despereation like, well, internet squatting…
We take you now to Mordor on Lake Michigan courtesy of localtrib.com, which reports on a gun shop that’s set to open in the neighborhood of Oak Park. Justin Delafuente will be selling guns through the store and on line at his new operation, Windy City Firearms.
However, someone has scooped up windycityfirearms.com to start a blog about gun violence.
“I want to move the dialogue beyond the bipolar political rhetoric and look at the human aspect of gun violence,” the blog’s author, who has refused to identify himself or herself, said in an email to the Tribune. “I grew up with guns in my home, and witnessed gun violence firsthand. We deliberately chose to live in Oak Park because we wanted to live among people who for the most part share our values of social justice and nonviolence.”
You can certainly understand how the anonymous digital claimjumper would want to preserve the peaceful oasis that is Oak Park as it sits in the middle of one of the country’s most violent cities. Except Oak Park isn’t all that peaceful.
See those lighter shaded areas? Those are the most crime-ridden parts of Oak Park. And that doesn’t mean the dark blue areas are crime free, only that they have less crime in relation to the rest of the neighborhood.
So that load o’ horse hockey about living among people who value nonviolence is a really just a transparent little fig leaf. He or she found out about the soon-to-be-opened gun business and decided to make things as difficult for them as possible. Oh, and the courageous proprietor of the new blog – you know, the one who only wants to move the dialogue along? – has only one post and recently turned the comments function off after readers contributed some inconvenient dialogue.
So here’s hoping those Armed Intelligentsia members trapped behind enemy lines in Rahm’s realm will find it in their hearts to help Mr. Delafuente’s new enterprise get off to a good start once it opens. The next time you’re going to buy a gun, why not place your order through Windy City Firearms?