02 December 2007

Is Anti-Gun Democrats' Real Fear of Guns, Or Each Other?

Let me make sure I understand this.

Anti-gunners, largely democrats, have been pining for years for more restrictions on guns, saying that people with mental health issues are a threat to society and should not have access to firearms. In the wake of the shootings at Virginia Tech, they have succeeded in doubling the size of the "no-gun" database and are continuing attempts to widen the definition of someone with mental health problems, thus disqualifying even more American citizens their birthright of firearms ownership. Some proposals would even deny firearms ownership to U.S. military veterans who perhaps, once, sought counseling, and who otherwise lead normal lives.

Now comes a Gallup poll of more than 4,000 Americans, stating that republicans report much better mental health than others. That lumps democrats into the "other" crowd. The data, says Gallup, comes from the last four November Gallup Health and Healthcare polls. According to Gallup, fifty-eight percent of republicans report having excellent mental health, compared to 43 percent of independents and 38 percent of democrats. This relationship between party identification and reports of excellent mental health persists even within categories of income, age, gender, church attendance, and education.

So after I process all these stories, I have no choice but to come to the following conclusion: Anti-gun democrats don't fear guns. They fear each other.


Anonymous said...

Considering how many times I've seen an anti-gunner comment something to the effect "I know that if I had a gun I'd shoot someone if they..."

I think you're right, they fear each other...but at least as significant: they fear themselves.

They are trying to control their own irrational behaviors and compensate for their own lack of self control by enforcing control on everyone.

'course, that's pretty much par for the course for statists and socialists, is it not?

MACpistol.com said...

This story assumes (in a veiled way) that nearly all democrats are anti gun. In fact, the republican party is hemorrhaging members at a comical rate. Since bush was assisted to power by massive vote fraud in his BROTHER'S state, the republican party has been HIJACKED by these so called "neo cons." Grassroots republicans put up with the globalist/neo cons FAR longer than they should have, but today, few people proclaim they are republican. Bush has destroyed the party with his endless lies and disdain for the law (I thought he was supposed to be an improvement over Klinton, who was ALSO a tyrant). Millions of pro gun former republicans have left the party of fascism and unchecked executive power (i.e. "patriot" acts/state secrets/secret prisons w/torture/no habeas corpus/war based on lies against a NON threat) and have become independents OR democrats

Brent Greer said...

Macpistol -- Not all democrats are anti-gun. That is true. But the leadership of the democrat party in Congress is virulently anti-gun; so was the most recent president from that party. True, there are RINOs at the national and state level who are mushy on the subject or flat out antis. The reason I created this post was the irony of (mostly democrats) constantly whining that one way to reduce the number of people with access to firearms is to find ways to legally prohibit such through mental health means.