I repeat: Any gun owners who claim to be vigilant Second Amendment activists, who nonetheless voted Democrat in this past election, have only themselves to blame.
And yes, I will pile on.
Emboldened by the Dems’ success, the nearly-moribund “Citizens for a
Supine “Safer” Minnesota” – which is a tiny cadre of well-off checkbook-activists masquerading as a grassroots group – is taking a shot at trying to regain some of the influence the anti-gun movement has lost in the past decade.
A little bird directed me to the C
A couple of CSM gun-owning members are starting a hunters/gun
owners group composed of those individuals who are tired of
the NRA’s constant fighting against sensible gun regulations
designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and youth.
Do you believe in: a) universal background checks for all gun
sales to make it difficult for prohibited buyers to obtain guns;
b) working against illegal gun trafficking; c) openness in
record-keeping for gun sales, gun crimes and gun deaths and
injuries; and d) requiring gun owners to report stolen guns?
If so, please contact the CSM office at email@example.com
We’d love to have you join this newly forming group.
Let me translate into non-disingenuous English for you: “A couple of people who may or may not actually hunt but are ignorant about the Constitution have agreed to play along with our astroturf group’s historically, legally and morally illegitimate crusade to punish the law-abiding gun owner, based on a specious, discredited reading of the Constitution and the Democrats’ tiresome attempts to drive a wedge between Second Amendment activists and ignorant “sportsmen”. If you believe the law-abiding gun owner is at his/her heart a criminal waiting to happen with no real right to privacy, join us in helping to gut your rights!”
The little bird added:
And it’s pretty clear that an astro-turf group is being formed. To stop ’em, we need to gather as much public data on any people they “present” and show their ties to anti-gunners, if any such tie exists.
I’ll be putting in a request to C
S“S”M for an interview – but don’t hold your breath. In three years of calling Rebecca Thoman (C S“S”M’s leader and one of its’ precious few members), I have yet to receive a call back, much less an answer to any questions. C S“S”M is, indeed, the most cowardly group in the history of Minnesota politics, hiding behind Wes “Lying Sack of Filth” Skoglund and Jane “Strict Mistress” Ranum‘s skirts and buying its influence the old-fashioned way – one check at a time.
Rebecca Thoman doesn’t have the guts to face serious questioning, because she knows she’s not equipped to respond to it. No gun control activist ever is.
The little bird continued:
“I’m hearing the DFL wants to end firearm law pre-emption, turning any deer hunter driving thru Minneapolis into a criminal.”
That’s been a pet project of the Metro DFL for almost two decades – eliminating the state’s pre-emption law that disallows cities from enacting stricter gun control laws than the state’s. Pawlenty will, of course, veto any such attempt…
…but that’s not the big issue. The fact is, if you’re a gun owner who cares about the Second Amendment and still voted DFL, you need to stop and think; is this the path you want to go down?
Remember – the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting; Congress could ban hunting tomorrow and it wouldn’t affect the Second Amendment in the least. It’s a wedge dreamed up by decades of Democrats; it should be a desperately dumb, ineffective wedge.
Let’s try to keep it that way, shall we?