Today, we are going to return to the tactic that prompted me to create this category in the very beginning… In Southern Beale’s latest anti-gun screed, she started off whining and moaning about how her previous anti-rights blather seemed to attract some less-than-salutory comments and attention; however, I find it all too amusing that she would wish nearly a hundred million Americans dead (which she did in that previous post), and then try to claim the moral high ground… but, hey, double-standards are pretty much a way of life for the modern “liberal“.
At any rate, what we are really interested in is the end of Southern Beale’s latest “gunz r bad, mmmkay?” diatribe, wherein she wrote the below quote… except for one, and only one, word that I changed.
Tennessee is a nice place to live. Nashville is a nice city. One always hears that it’s “a great place to raise a family.” Bringing negroes into every school, church, restaurant, bar, park, etc. will change that spirit. And I don’t like it.
Again, to clarify, the above blockquote was lifted verbatim from Southern Beale’s webpage, except for one word, and one word only, that I changed – can you guess which one?
However, altering a scant 2.3% of the above sentence certainly does not distract from the bigotry, intolerance, and discrimination running rampant throughout it… but, then, I forget; that kind of behavior is lauded and celebrated – if not encouraged – by modern “liberals“/”progressives”. Silly me. Regardless, while SoBeale’s prejudice might have been acceptable on the plantations of the Prebellum South, and while narrow-minded comments like that might have even been approved of as late as the 1960s and 1970s, the simple truth is that she is gradually, but assuredly, relegating herself to the same wastebin of history currently being populated with racists, homophobes, mysoginists, and all the rest of those hateful individuals.
Given the vicious hatred SoBeale spews on a daily basis, she will be in good company.
As agreed by all nine Supreme Court Justices, the Second Amendment protects an individual, pre-existing, civil right, and given that there are now two Supreme Court cases clarifying what should have already been obvious, it is not going to be vanishing any time soon. Due to this cold, hard reality, there is absolutely no reason why discriminating against one Constitutionally-protected right (keeping and bearing arms) is acceptable, but discriminating against another (equal treatment under the law) is not. Likewise, gun ownership just keeps increasing, and the number of people with handgun carry permits (or their equivalents) continues to grow, and yet violent crime rate keep dropping, and there is still no correlation between gun ownership and firearm-related fatalities (which means there cannot be a causation).
Regardless of whether bigoted anti-rights nuts like SoBeale “like it” or not, my rights to keep and bear firearms are here to stay, and are even returning to the levels they should have enjoyed for all of the past 200+ years. Hoplophobes can either get used to that reality, or they can join their fellow racists, homophobes, and other discriminatory zealots as we appropriately “crush them and drive them into political extinction“. The choice is theirs.