The Firearms Debate: “Why does anyone need X?”
In the current attempt by our progressive federal government to exploit the Sandy Hook tragedy to their own hidden ends and therefore not “waste a good crisis”, the most common phrase you will hear is “Why does anyone need X?” or “No one needs X.” This morning, on Fox and Friends, Eric Bolling was opposing progressive Geraldo Rivera up to the point when Rivera stated that “no one needs” a 30 round clip, or whatever. I was shouting at the TV, “Answer him! ANSWER HIM!!!”, but Bolling just stammered and said nothing intelligible.
These people assume a position of moral superiority that they have not earned and do not deserve, and we have to be ready, willing, and able to knock them off of their false pedestals at every single opportunity. If this republici is not to be totally flushed down the nasty, stinking toilet that is socialismi, then we simply must be able to answer such questions simply and effectively. Here’s how I would have answered it, although with my slow-twitch brain it might have taken me a while:
1. Who are you to tell me, and seek to dictate to me, what I do or do not need? How unflatteringly arrogant!
(Of course, you could continue with “Now get the hell out of my face, you progressive, socialist maggot,” but I would advise against it.)
2. Freedom is not free, and sometimes the cost is painful almost beyond our ability to bear, but the alternative to having the fortitude to pay it it would be infinitely more painful still !
3. The untimely deaths by violent means of twenty-six innocent children and adults is a monumental tragedy, but until something like this happens to cause a million deaths in the most violent, gruesome, and painful ways imaginable, until a whole town in this country is forced to march naked to the edge of a huge crevasse where each person is then shot and made to fall in, adults first as their naked children watch, crying uncontrollably while awaiting their own turn, which is what happens in societies that have allowed themselves to become disarmed, then do not have the gall to speak to me about any form of firearms restriction, period!
4. (Cut to the chase:) All of the above is moot, meaningless, and unnecessary, since in this country we have a constitution that protects every possible nuance of firearms rights, and the only way that any restrictive legislation can be legal and moral is to amend the Constitution to allow it. So good luck with that.
Remember, you are not trying to win these people over to your side. You never will. What you are doing is countering their propaganda so that: 1. more virtuous people nearby can hear and be reinforced in their own beliefs and 2. others who are somewhat on the fence may be guided toward liberty.