We saw this on Instapundit a couple of days ago and with respect to the massacre in Connecticut, we thought it worth sharing:
SO IF WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A “NATIONAL CONVERSATION ON GUNS,” HERE ARE SOME OPENERS:
Why do people who favor gun-control call people who disagree with them murderers or accomplices to murder? Is that constructive?
Would any of the various proposals have actually prevented the tragedy that is the supposed reason for them?
When you say you hope that this event will finally change the debate, do you really mean that you hope you can use emotionalism and blood-libel-bullying to get your way on political issues that were losers in the past?
If you’re a media member or politician, do you have armed security? Do you have a permit for a gun yourself? (I’m asking you Dianne Feinstein!) If so, what makes your life more valuable than other people’s?
Do you know the difference between an automatic weapon and a semi-automatic weapon? Do your public statements reflect that difference?
If guns cause murder, why have murder rates fallen as gun sales have skyrocketed?
Have you talked about “Fast and Furious?” Do you even know what it is? Do you care less when brown people die?
When you say that “we” need to change, how are you planning to change? Does your change involve any actual sacrifice on your part?
Let me know when you’re ready to talk about these things. We’ll have a conversation.
We've been shocked and sickened by what went down in Newtown, CT this past Friday. What happened there was no "tragedy"... what happened there was pure evil and which resulted in a massacre and we will call it nothing else.
We've also been shocked and sickened by the call for violence upon and death to gun owners and, in particular, NRA members. We've let our membership lapse but next chance we get it will be renewed as nothing provokes a swift reaction in us as a vile and unhinged initial action.
We've never witnessed anything like it before on social media but wishing violence upon those whom you deem unenlightened and backwards does not make you, in turn, enlightened and progressive.
The statist-left will tell you they love freedom but we can now only assume it's freedom as practiced by them, not those in the fly-over portions of this country.
It's now beyond obvious that this debate is not about gun control or the public safety benefits that the statist-left believes more gun control laws will yield, it's about control, period. It's about control and an unhinged hatred of freedoms guaranteed by the 2nd amendment as practiced by primarily rural, non-coastal, whites - a demogaphic of bitter-clingers of whom are as foreign to them as would be Martians if they landed here tomorrow.
Never again do we want to be lectured about civility by a set of people who have been as hypocritical in that regard as humanly possible. What we've always known about the control-mad statist-left has only been confirmed as what has been amplified over these past few days has only served to move the needle for those on the fence.
The lines have been drawn and it cannot be any clearer what separates us. Were we in any sort of position, we would oppose most any manner of gun control legislation not only on the merits of fact and reason but, now, also out spite.
Congratulations, gang, on that whole raising-the-level-of-discourse thing. It has served only to harden our hearts. We hope to, in the near future, rise up out of this funk but until then and to those of you out there who have nothing but hatred for us, we wish you nothing but peace, love and the Almighty's infinite graciousness.