Friday, September 08, 2006

Rant of the Day

Mark Urbin has linked to a story about an anti-gun group that goes about claiming that the act of self-defense is really the act of murder.

"It's Not a Movie. It's the Law," says the Web site. "The NRA is working to pass a law that makes murder legal in the United States. It's been called the 'Shoot First,' 'Make My Day,' or 'Deadly Force' law, but call it what you want, it's a License to Murder. ... One killer has already been set free, and other criminals and their lawyers are already drooling at the thought of using the NRA's 'Shoot First' law as a legal defense."

At the risk of belaboring the obvious, these are lies. Shooting in self-defense is not "murder."

And war is not peace, freedom is not slavery, ignorance is not strength, and consensual sex is not rape.

But to accept reality as being real would not allow some folks to pretend that they are some manner of superior person. Especially when they are doing something that is totally depraved.

I think some folks feel a need to achieve, but since they are not the creative or productive kind of person they must then resort to destruction in the place of positive achievement. Thus the need to denigrate their victims, those persons, groups, or nations who are actually good.

For the advocates of "gun control" it means calling someone who shoots in self-defense a murderer. For Mullahs, Marxists, and National Socialists it means the total dehumanization of the victims prior to murdering them.

And then there are the idiots who believe in the Plastic Turkey of Baghdad...

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.


LASunsett said...

Let's see here:

Florida's crime rate is down and they have a self-defense law.

Washington DC has seen a lrge spike in crime of late, so much so that the tourist industry is at risk. DC has some of the tightest gun laws in the nation.

That pretty much says it.

But the anti-gun crowd might want to hold 10-15 more seminars and/or symposiums, to see if they can agree on setting up a conference that could form a committee, to study it further.

Leslie Bates said...

I like to say that reality is unreal to those folks.

Mark said...

The fact that liberals support so called "gun control" is proof of Leslie's comment that they don't live in reality.

The history of the mis-named "gun control" is the history of racial violence against blacks and other minorities in America. Liberals who support it spit in the face of Civil Rights.