Keep Guns in, rightwingers out…
I support pro-gun legislation. I support the 2nd Amendment, and my right to arm myself. And sometimes, this too makes for strange bedfellows. Take the people at “sfgunban.com“, for example.
Now, in theory I agree. I, too, don’t want the BoS infringing on my rights. I, too, feel compelled to stand up and speak up against a climate in which “freedom” is more or less a hollow phrase wrapped around the restrictive climate of “political correctness” and “I’m OK, you’re OK” bullshit.
In practice, however, this means aligning myself with a bunch of rightwingers whose goals include the strengthening of the NRA, a group of gun nuts whose guts I hate almost more than those of the anti-gun lobby. I have the choice between a Klan-springoff and the SF liberals, and neither group makes me very happy.
I support the Brady bill, oppose the sale of firearms at swap-meets without documentation or background check, and am a strong advocate of mandatory gun-safety training and re-evaluations on a timely basis. And, oh, if there’d be a law to send those possessing firearms unregistered to a pound-me-in-the-butt federal prison for all eternity, I’d be all for it, as well. Guess what, the only group fighting for my right to have a gun, however, wants to do away with Brady, kill background checks, sell guns to pretty much any domestic and foreign terrorist, and thinks it’s cool to get drunk and shoot at beer cans.
So, what’s an upstanding Patriot going to do. Stay silent? Not a chance in the world. Align himself or herself with the rightwingers? I’d rather sheer off my left nut with a belt-sander.
Does anyone have a solution? Other than moving to Montana, that is.