Yesterday, I accurately said that there was nothing I could add to the letter A Girl and Her Gun wrote to those who would deprive her of her rights, and I stand by those words; however, coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous, and here I am… shall-we-say "expanding" on her driving point.
I found myself re-(re-?)reading Fallen Angels recently (available free online through Baen, if you feel so inclined), as a break between [...]
You will note that I have been largely silent regarding the ongoing "Occupy [X Location]" idiocy that seems to be sweeping the nation at the moment, and apart from this post and my previous one, I am going to keep up that trend. Trust me, it is better for both of us.
But I did want to take a moment to highlight a quote from an "Occupy Wall Street" supporter, as seen below:
No, I am not going to get any more involved in the current Open Carry Drama Llama parade than I obliquely did in my previous post. Why? Mike W. said it best:
Sigh. I am sick of the in-fighting. You don’t want to open carry? Fine, then don’t, but don’t tell others that they shouldn’t simply because YOU don’t like it. It makes you sound like some smarmy liberal.
… or an anti-rights bigot. [...]
I know I have touched on this in the past, but it would seem as though now is a good time to refresh it in everyone’s minds.
I believe in freedom. Right up until your actions can be factually proven to detrimentally affect another person, against their will, in some specific and demonstrable fashion, you should be free to do whatever it is your little heart desires. This is not a matter of potentialities [...]
I largely consider myself a non-denominational (or perhaps multi-denominational) Christian, though I have not been to church in quite some time now, and I confess to being occasionally intrigued by the finer points of other religions. I was baptized and raised Episcopalian, educated at Lutheran and Roman Catholic high schools, confirmed Anglican Catholic, and married by a Methodist priest, and I have attended services at all those denominations as well as Presbyterian and other churches. [...]
A criminal, if given the opportunity, would put a gun to my head and demand to know where my money is.
An anti-rights nut, if given the ability, would have the government put a gun to my head (literally – remember, all governmental actions are backed with the implicit threat of force) and demand to know where my firearms are (firearms I purchased with my own money, mind you).
So what is the [...]