Sometimes it can be hard, from the pro-2A perspective, to carry on the national conversation about guns the president has asked for. Sometimes you run into anencephalic hoplophobes who are pretty sure they know what’s best for everyone (and are willing to legislate accordingly) even though pro-RKBA types are pretty sure they don’t know from which end of a gun the bullet emerges. Then there are those who are reticent about even walking near bitter clingers who may oppose their pro-disarmament POV, let alone engaging them in any civil discourse. So what’s a concerned constituent to do when they’d like to let their lawmakers know they value their Second Amendment rights? How about an email? . . .
Just make sure you don’t include Alabama state representative Joseph Mitchell in the email string. Eddie Maxwell sent Rep. Mitchell and a few other Yellowhammer State lawmakers an email that al.com describes as “warning them that even attempting to introduce a gun control bill was, in his opinion, a violation of state law.”
Do not violate your oath of office by introducing additional gun control bills or by allowing those already enacted to remain in the body of our laws.
Being a tireless servant of the people, Mitchell responded to Maxwell only an hour later. But instead of addressing the legal and civil rights questions at hand, Rep. Mitchell steered the conversation in a different direction.
“Your folk never used all this sheit (sic) to protect my folk from your slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed (sic), imported criminal-minded kin folk.”
OK then. Not to worry, though. Mitchell’s not totally anti-gun. As dailymail.co.uk noted, much like TTAG, he’s an advocate of arming blacks and other minorities.
Mitchell’s reply also suggested that he favored arming black Alabamians before enforcing new gun-control measures, in case they needed to defend themselves from racist white southerners.
‘You can keep sending me stuff like you have however,’ he wrote, ‘because it helps me explain to my constituents why they should protect that 2nd amendment thing AFTER we [blacks] finish stocking up on spare parts, munitions and the like.’
President Obama comes in for more than his share of criticism around here. But credit where it’s due — who can argue that the national conversation on guns he’s so tirelessly promoted hasn’t been enlightening?