I’m depressed. I’ve been noticing more and more racists or overtly racist utterances among the gunnies I run into online. It’s becoming more and more overt and prevalent lately. Combining a black president with coming conservative electoral success and I think they feel emboldened and unafraid to reveal how they feel. They identify with the latter, are wary of the former, and their security in their future is shakier than it has to be. That's part of if, I think
It's so ignorant. I think I’d invite such flagrant outbursts in face to face meetings. I look a bit like Ed Norton in America History X, but without the nazi tattoos. And I’m a bit pudgier. Fat. No one ever slips and uses an epithet in front of me, though. (except the crotchety old neighbor, but he's old and close to death.) No, for that you need the relative anonymity of the internet. Or maybe the gunnies I've met aren't racist. I take that back. Someone connected to my gunstore definitely is.
There is nothing about guns or conservative political thought that HAS to lead to racist outlooks. So. Stop it. And Second Amendment rights go hand in hand with OTHER civil rights. Rights denied blacks for so long in this country. Charlton Heston fought for both kinds of civil rights. Charlton Heston believed in the Constitution and our foundation principles. It’s why he marched with Martin Luther King in the south and why he headed the NRA. What would he say now to the racists on the internetz toobs if he were still alive? “Keep yer stinking hands off the keyboard you damn dirty window-licker!”
Racism is not what all this is all about. Stop being racist.
We walk the same path from different directions. Heck it is because of racism that we HAVE gun control today AT ALL, pretty much! Well, maybe not. Absent black people, our gun control restriction impulse would have been born out of hatred for Catholic immigrants from Poland, Italy, and Ireland, instead.
At any rate, STOP IT. You’re not doing yourself or us any favors displaying that behavior, as the real evil from the busybodies will bastardize, exaggerate, and use any hint of racism against the lovers of liberty. Save your hatred for Collectivists that want to force you to fit into THEIR version of Utopia. And when Collectivists see the light and turn from such folly, let them back in. Don't hate THEM forever either if it isn't warranted. There will always be other deserving evil tyrants to direct your venom.
Going to GBR 11 - The Gun Blogger Rendezvous is coming up in September. It’s been a number of years since I’ve been able to attend. And it’s always a good time. If you’re in...
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