posted on Feb, 21 2011 @ 12:48 AM
The qualification of this thread, pretending it is some sort of country club where the only members who can join are the ones who own a gun and for a
specific reason, that specific reason being that gun ownership makes them feel "macho", is as about as disingenuous as one can get. Gentleman my
eye! Tell that to the tree, buddy.
Let's be clear here, I have never owned a gun, I don't like guns, and I pray to God I never have need for a gun. I am a writer and a firm believer
that the pen is far mightier than the sword. So, as a writer who deigns to use words to defend liberty, allow me to use these words to serve and
protect the gun owner. I am most grateful for their existence. I understand that the vast majority of people who own guns do so because they
understand the profound need to own them, and while for some that profound need may come in the form of hunting, for most the need stems from defense
of liberty. They understand how much of deterrent an armed populace is to tyranny. It is what has stemmed the tide of tyranny in the United States,
and yet, look at what is happening in the U.S. in spite of that. If ever there were a true illustration of how important it is to remain vigilant
over freedom, and ever watchful of the petty tyrants, the once great nation of the United States serves as that illustration.
Once great because it sure as hell ain't great any more. Not great any longer because even with a heavily armed populace, being armed is just not
enough. Because our Founders were fairly disingenuous in their establishment of this once great nation, and winkingly turned a blind eye to slavery,
because when it came time to step up and abolish slavery it was used as a disingenuous excuse to enslave an entire nation, because We the People have
too much of a tendency to be "disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms (of tyranny) to which
they are accustomed", even an armed populace will have a difficult time in abolishing the insidious tyranny that permeates American soil today.
Yet, even so, there are many poised and ready to defend liberty and the ever respected ideals of this nation the United States, and very many of them
are gun owners. You think it is funny to diminish this genuine heroism and adherence to principles simply because you, as a "gentleman", have a
hard time understanding those ideals? This is your right, and by God, were you confronted with a tyrant in the U.S. who would deign to suppress that
right, there are many, very many of them gun owners, who would - without ever pulling out a gun or pulling a trigger - step up and defend your right
to make fun of them. Think that's funny? Have your laughs good "gentleman", it is, after all, your right.