12 January 2011

The Drumbeat Continues

UPDATED: January 12, 2011, 3:13 PM -- And there it is . . . an interview with the alleged Tucson, Ariz. shooter stating that he wasn't political. The friend told Good Morning America today the following: "He did not watch TV. He disliked the news. He didn't listen to political radio. He didn't take sides. He wasn't on the left. He wasn't on the right."

So with that out there, will the PSH-filled Left stifle its push to muzzle speech in the United States? With rhetoric gone as a catalyst, the only thing left for them to attack is private firearms ownership. Let's see how that flies . . .

The drumbeat to demonize firearms is picking up, now that a lot of Americans are ticked at the Arizona sheriff and others who are blaming "rhetoric" as the reason a troubled young man charged into a streetcorner town hall meeting in Tucson, Ariz. and gunned down several people, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

The latest ridiculous interview was by MSNBC this morning, and featured questions to the Sergeant at Arms of the U.S. Senate. There is talk that a handful of members of Congress and or Senators and their aides are going to start carrying concealed firearms in the Capitol building for their personal protection.

Not a bad idea. Every law abiding person should be afforded the opportunity to make this very personal choice for themselves. I would.

But no, the S.A.A. says it would be wrong to introduce more "firepower" at a time like this. Or at all. That's not the way to solve these problems, he says.

Now think about his answer, and remember who he is. His answer was one that guns are unnecessary firepower, and that this is the wrong time, and its not the way to solve problems. So he has demonized the gun.

But why would he say that? Could it be that he is responsible for security and order in the U.S. Senate Chamber? That allowing senators and aides to carry personal defense sidearms is a clear indication that they don't trust his efforts to keep order? Such a new rule would make him irrelevant.

Sort of like asking a gun shop owner located a few blocks from a gun show why he doesn't exhibit at the show. The shop owner will almost always say he or she doesn't like gun shows. But what they really don't like is the competition.

And for the U.S. Senate S.A.A., a personal sidearm -- the great "equalizer" -- represents competition. But the legacy media will not tell the American people that fact.

The drumbeat continues . . .

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