The anti-gun forces are out. They’re massed, ready for their push through the corpses of Las Vegas to try and infringe on our sacred right to keep and bear arms. Over at Townhall, veteran Kurt Schlichter had some harsh words for those who are now talking about how we need to have a “conversation” on guns.
I don’t agree with liberals often, because I’m not an idiot and because I love America, but when they once again say, “We must have a conversation about guns!” I still couldn’t agree more. And, since all we’ve heard is you leftists shrieking at us all week, I’ll start it off.
You don’t ever get to disarm us. Not ever.
There. It sure feels good to engage in a constructive dialogue.
Now, we should have this conversation because in recent years we’ve seen a remarkable antipathy for the fact that normal Americans even have rights among those on the left. We should have this conversation to clear the air before leftists push too far and the air gets filled with smoke. But we really don’t need to have a conversation about our rights to keep and bear arms. They’re rights. There’s nothing to talk about.
Yeah, hate us. Sorry, but the left hates you, and because you’re nice and you try to always act in good faith, you probably have a hard time accepting that the people on the other side don’t. You want to believe that we just have some minor disagreements but that we can still all come together and blah blah blah blah blah. Well, that’s not happening unless the left has a major rethink, and thinking isn’t its strong suit. You want to see the hate? Wade into the social media cesspool, a world where no impulse is controlled and if you only wait long enough, they’ll tell you how they really feel. Did you see the people celebrating the attack on normal people at a country music festival? Did you see them then pivot to calling us “terrorists” and “murderers” for refusing to give up our rights? Just check out what gets launched at me on my Twitter timeline. Dana Loesch gets it even worse, because she’s a conservative woman and that’s a double heresy.
Schlichter is right. I’ve seen what both he and Dana Loesch have been getting all week from the supposed forces of tolerance and compassion. I can’t tell you how many people have been rather explicit about their hopes and desires for someone to kill Dana…all while asking why anyone needs an AR-15.
Far too often, when the left starts with their, “We need to have a conversation on this topic,” what they really mean is, “Sit down and shut up so we can tell you how this is going to be.” They don’t want a conversation, they want to issue marching orders and will label anyone who disagrees with them as every vile name they can muster.
Watch social media. Many of you have already encountered it. You say you don’t support some gun control measure, and the anti-gunner pops back, “So you support senseless massacres?”
Literally no one supports that. It’s a non-issue. Yet that’s how it’s framed because these people can’t comprehend the idea that you can disagree with them for any other reason.
With that in mind, I agree with Schlichter. You don’t get to have my guns, no matter what has transpired. If you want a conversation, then also be ready to discuss non-gun issues that may contribute to violence, because I’m not budging on my right to keep and bear arms.