Those Who Appease Tyrants are Not my Friends
I don’t like tyrants. Maybe that is why I’ve little tolerance for my fellow citizens who want to take away my right of self-defense. They don’t say it directly. Instead of disagreeing openly, they are moderate in their support of our rights to keep and bear arms. They speak in friendly tones as if their response is reasonable.
It isn’t reasonable. Their weak support is qualified and limited until it fades out of existence. My weak friends want to limit the means we can use to defend our family. Their response is always tempered when our rights are violated.. again and again.
Sure, you can defend yourself.. as long as the weapons have a sporting purpose.
Certainly firearms should be legal.. as long as they hold a single cartridge..
.. and they can’t be too large or too small.
They can’t be too loud or too quiet or too cheap.
I support gun rights.. as long as they are not called an assault weapon..
..as long as the weapon isn’t concealed.. or exposed.
Sure you can defend your family, but not at an entertainment event or in public.
Of course you can defend yourself, but certainly not at a restaurant or a public gathering.
and not in church. Oh, heavens no. Not there.
Don’t be silly; of course Mace is legal! You simply can’t have it on a college campus, and you need to be registered and over 21 to carry it.
Oh, I have no problem at all with civilians owning firearms..
Right, as long as the police have weapons that are overwhelmingly more lethal.
The issue is political and I understand my friends’ discomfort. I don’t want to be political either, but it is unavoidable. My friends want to support the Democrat party while ignoring the Democrats efforts to disarm us. Simply look at the states and large cities that disarm their citizens. They are all under one party control. Look at Honolulu, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Check. Look at Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Check and check. Those large cities dominate and disarm their states. Yes, there are rare exceptions on both sides. That does not invalidate the generalization.
My friends want to pretend that the Democrat party is pro-rights. They want to believe despite the repeated appointment of anti-gun Supreme Court justices and federal attorneys. They want to believe despite the constant stream of anti-gun legislation from these states. They don’t want to recognize tyranny.
Me, I can’t lie to myself that much. I don’t like tyranny. Those who appease tyrants are not my friends no matter which party they support.
“To ban guns because criminals use them is to tell the innocent and law-abiding that their rights and liberties depend not on their own conduct, but on the conduct of the guilty and the lawless, and that the law will permit them to have only such rights and liberties as the lawless will allow… For society does not control crime, ever, by forcing the law-abiding to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of criminals. Society controls crime by forcing the criminals to accommodate themselves to the expected behavior of the law-abiding.”
— Jeff Snyder, Oct 20, 1994
Yours in Freedom