Gun control in America, since pre-Revolutionary times but not letting off in the least over the past 50 years, is largely about disarming African-Americans. Because while #BlackLivesMatter, our powerstructure doesn’t think they “matter” enough to give them the means to defend themselves like any other citizen.
But I digress.
Along with ethnic and social minorities, the left is intensely skeevy about the idea of women with firearms. Because as everyone knows, nothing “empowers” women like being completely dependent on external parties like the police to defend womens’ lives and safety.
And it shows in this piece from Rochester’s KTTC TV from last week, about the number of women getting carry permits in southeastern Minnesota.
The report, by reporter Devin Bartolotta, starts:
More Minnesotans are packing heat…
WHY IN THE FLAMING HOOTIE-HOO DOES THE REPORT HAVE TO RELY ON THE DIMMEST, DUMBEST CLICHÉ IN THE ENTIRE AMERICAN MEDIA?
We’re four words into the story, and already KTTC can’t help but resort the Mike Hammer/Mickey Spillane-vintage honker “packing heat” to refer to “carrying a firearm”?
I’m sorry. It’s completely thrown off my approach, here.
I’ll try again over the noon hour.