Ignorance is Definitely NOT Bliss
May, 7, 2013
I decided during the initial formation of this website that content, even editorial content, would lean away from political standings. It was my intent to stay on course with the subject of firearms.
It is unfortunate but the powers that be are forcing my hand on this one. I read an editorial in Gun Tests, in my humble opinion a fine, advertisement-free consumer reporting publication, that I feel I must share parts of. The following piece contains many quotes from the recent edition XXV editorial section Downrange, by editor Todd Woodard titled Gun Banners Don't Know Guns.
"It would be funny if it weren't so pathetic. The overlords who seek to disarm us just don't know anything about guns, which makes them both arrogant and dangerous."
I will cover two of the examples that Mr. Woodard referred to.
Mr. Woodard continues - "Mike Bloomberg spent $12 million on attack ads designed to force U.S. senators to vote for national gun control laws that will supposedly save lives. However; the New York mayor's commercials that ran in 13 states showcase irresponsible gun handling. Mr. Bloomberg's organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, produced two ads featuring a man holding a shotgun, wearing plaid flannel with a camouflage cap and sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck. While a child swings on a tire in the background, the man says, "I support comprehensive background checks so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill can't buy guns."" This is followed (as a response) with "Our Team Said: The man violates at least three gun safety rules as taught by the National Rifle Association: Always keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. Keep your finger off of the trigger until ready to shoot. Keep the gun action open when you're off the range."
Anti-gunners LOVE to depict individuals with firearms (even the caring ones) as sloppy with gun safety.
Woodard goes on to write - "Rep Diana DeGette (D-CO) gave both Bloomberg and Cuomo (subject of an example not covered here) a run for the money this week. Rep. DeGette is the lead sponsor of the Democrat's bill banning high-capacity ammunition magazines, as she proudly proclaimed at a Denver Post forum on gun control recently. DeGette was asked how limiting the size of magazines would reduce gun violence. She said, "I will tell you these are ammunition, they're bullets, so the people who have those know they're going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available." This is followed by "Our Team Said: The stupid is strong on this one. The person who is the lead sponsor of a ban bill in the U.S. House of Representatives doesn't understand that a magazine simply holds the bullets, and that magazines can be reloaded with more bullets. And she has the power to make laws that affect us all." So true Mr. Woodard, so true.
It is scary folks. I can understand and actually respect that some folks do not view certain issues the same way I do. That is fine. Hell, it IS the American way. To each their own. However; when people want to force their opinions on me as laws, especially those based on ignorance, I cannot help but consider THAT pious and unacceptable as well as un-American. Our forefathers formed a new country to avoid things such as this. Please do not blindly accept these things yourself.