Why I Am A Second-Amendment Activist

I shoot because shooting is fun; it’s the best stress relief one can get alone; it’s the best way there is to ensure ones’ safety from violent crime.

But why am I a Second Amendment activist?  The honest truth – it’s exactly, precisely because of displays like this (safe for work, albeit crude and deeply stupid); it’s Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who was asked whether his city, ravaged by gang gun violence, is benefitting from having the strictest gun controls in the US:

Is Chicago’s idiotic (and possibly soon-to-be-unconstitutional) gun ban effective?

“Oh!” Daley said. “It’s been very effective!”

He grabbed a rifle, held it up, and looked right at me. He was chuckling but there was no smile.

“If I put this up your—ha!—your butt—ha ha!—you’ll find out how effective this is!”

For a moment the room was very, very quiet. I took a good look at the weapon. It had a long bayonet. (Was it seized during the Civil War?)

“If I put a round up your—ha ha!”

I am a second amendment activist because it’s a thumb in the eye of authoritarian scumbags like Richard Daley.

(Via Ed)

9 thoughts on “Why I Am A Second-Amendment Activist

  1. Never mind that had the slain police officer been carrying his service pistol the night he was killed, the incident might have ended very, very differently…..

  2. to parody the old Irish Spring soap commercials “Manly, yes, but I like it too”.

    If I might offer a humorous observation, no, shooting is NOT the BEST stress relief one can get alone, LOL.

    On that note, I wish you a great weekend.

  3. Knowing that scumbag packs a piece makes him all the more despicable.

    If I might offer a humorous observation, no, shooting is NOT the BEST stress relief one can get alone, LOL.

    That’s funny, I’d have guessed deegee considered her mutts significant others. Well, in any case, knock yourself out deegee.

  4. The gun Daley picked up looked like a Mosin Nagant. The primary battle rifle of the Soviet Union from about 1917-1945. The Rifle that “saved” Lenin and Stalin from the evil Kulaks also sent millions of White Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Estonian, etc civilians to their graves.

    Funny that a modern day Stalinist would threaten a reporter with it.

  5. No, Swiftee; I don’t anthropomorphise the hounds or any other species.
    I restrict ‘significant others’ to the distinctly bi-pedal human variety.

    Although all of my hounds have been around fire arms; it is in fact a part of the temperament testing I lke to put them through from the American Temperament Testing Society, derived from Shutzhund testing.

  6. “Schutzhund” would be “guard dog” training in German, Terry. I would guess that it’s got European heritage to best train a hound to protect well without needlessly attacking people.

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