As gunfreezone.net discovered, Brian Dzyak is a Hollywood cinematographer who makes movies that “glorify” guns (e.g. G.I. Joe and The Bourne Identity). Of course that’s just fantasy. As is the idea that the NRA is a terrorist organization (posted by Mr. Dzyak on the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence website). The post’s a recent representation of a worrying trend amongst anti-gun liberals: widen the definition of terrorist to marginalize gun rights advocates and gun owners to increase the antis’ power. More worrying still: federal law enforcement agencies are down with that. Why wouldn’t they be? More credibility > more funding > more power > more fun! Here’s the FBI’s “official” definition of terrorism from their report Terrorism 2002 – 2005 . . .
There is no single, universally accepted, definition of terrorism. Terrorism is defined in the Code of Federal Regulations as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives” (28 C.F.R. Section 0.85).
Uh-oh. The definition of terrorism is up for grabs! No wonder a Hollywood hipster felt free to label the NRA and its members Terrorists with a capital T. You know; aside from the fact that the NRA and its members don’t use unlawful force and violence against threats to persons or property.
As far as Brian, the Bradys and the rest of the gun grabbers are concerned, the devil’s in the second part of the official definition. The NRA’s “furtherance of political objectives” that “hurt” society is reason enough to label them terrorists. Besides, they’re armed!
Gun control advocates are trying to wrap themselves in the mantle of reasonability. They’re use of the phrase “common sense” (explored in a forthcoming editorial by a new writer) is perhaps the best example of their attempts to show the public a kinder, gentler face.
TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia aren’t that stupid; you know who’s zoomin’ who. But tens of millions of Americans don’t recognize, understand or cherish their gun rights. Those of us who do must constantly expose and counter anti-gun propaganda in order to protect our life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
And so we do. Even on Labor Day weekend, it’s a labor of love. Stay safe.