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Heller Decision Ramps Up Media's Anti-Gun Hysteria

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posted on Jul, 5 2008 @ 08:18 PM
The response to the recent Supreme Court ruling was predictable. It started with the mayors of cities who deny citizens their Constitutional rights. Daley, Fenty, Newsom were first out of the gate predicting the fall of civilization as a result of citizens having the right to self protection, while ignoring the fact that the criminal element never lacks for weaponry.

Jesse Jackson jumped on the band wagon, as did Diane Fienstein and America's favorite coc aine-aficiando, Marion Barry.

This is really a good read and the predictions of doom and gloom echo the dire predictions of civil war in Florida if concealed carry was licensed. You know the law that somehow managed to diminish crime against Floridians and force the criminal element to target foreigners in rental cars?

What is common and spreading now is a condition one could call "anti-gun anxiety," or AGA. Apparently, it has been brought on by the U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear handguns and other arms, and that the right existed before the Constitution was written and is not conditioned on a person's relationship to a militia.

Fortunately, this epidemic appears to be almost entirely confined to politicians, newspaper editorial writers, and activists predisposed to the condition by years of bias against guns, gun owners and freedom. Normal people are immune from AGA, thus no vaccine is required, and the only known antidote is an open mind, a willingness to accept the facts, and a respect for the rights of one's fellow citizens.

There is some evidence that the epidemic may become a pandemic, too. A German Green Party member said, "All European cows are registered Europe-wide, so why not guns if it can save lives? Civil liberties can be sacrificed if we can prevent people from being killed." And on the French newspaper Le Figaro's web site, a writer declared that America "is the only society which will go directly from barbarism to decadence without ever passing through civilization."


[edit on 2008/7/5 by GradyPhilpott]

posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 06:18 PM
I think the politicians listed are all pretty predictable in their responses, and the European left's response is even more predictable.

As for the domestic politicians, perhaps they're only venting their frustration as the fact that the SCOTUS and voters nationally have soundly rejected their ideas...


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