By Gregg H.
Remember when we were at lunch and you said how if there had been anyone carrying firearms at the Aurora theatre shooting that the body count would have been doubled? You couldn’t be more condescending when I objected, throwing the old argument “I’ve never needed a gun yet, and I never will” in my face. That was the last time we went to lunch together, though not of my choosing. Who’s the enlightened one here? . . .
I live in a “shall issue” state, but you felt the need to question me for half an hour about my level of experience with firearms before signing my license to carry application. Unless I suddenly started talking to imaginary people in your office, you were required by law to sign it. Who’s afraid of whom?
You post comments suggesting my children should be shot, that I deserve to suffer some horrible fate because I disagree with you about firearm ownership. If it’s a web site that you own, either the comments are disabled or the pro-gun comments are deleted as soon as they appear. Is this what’s known as progressive thought? Why do you hate me so much?
A Million Moms became Mothers Demand Action who became Everytown for Gun Safety. Your organization can’t get more than a dozen protesters plus a few paid bodies to show up at your events. The NRA has been around for more than 140 years and has millions of members. You are a professional public relations manager who is bought and paid for by Michael Bloomberg. But somehow the NRA is the big evil corporation?
All gun owners are supposedly racists (white latino anyone?). But Trayvon could have been your son based on…what? The only thing you had in common is your skin color. Just who is the racist here?
Your NPR segment showed how hunting in America is on the decline and how the few remaining hunters are just plain crazy. They smear blood on their hands and eat the still beating heart of their kills. I suppose my extended family must have missed this report because they still hunt every chance they get. They have yet to offer me a raw heart to eat. Has that practice not reached my state yet?
How can I have only two political parties to choose from when neither respects all of my rights? You both cherry-pick from the Bill of Rights, choosing only the sections that suit you. One of you believes government shouldn’t be involved in issues such as marriage, reproduction or women’s health. But firearm ownership is different…how? How do I choose a candidate for political office when you’re all corrupt and unaccountable?
These things are real and they make me feel like a second class citizen. None of these would be acceptable if they were based on sex, race or religion.
Maybe I’m just confused.