Suddenly it dawned on me, they were telling me that my right of free
speech was dependent upon their right to bear arms. Right, like your
average NRA member is going to fight off an invading army. Still, the
gun people had a point that I should have picked up on long ago.
editorial was published on April 19th, 2005. On April 19th, 1775,
the first shot of the Revolutionary War was fired by a civilian
militia... to prevent the British government seizing firearms from the
If I support gun ownership, isn't it both logical and fair that the NRA
should automatically oppose all attempts by the conservative left to
regulate music lyrics, cable TV content, satellite radio and Howard
Stern? If we support their rights, aren't they obliged to bring to bear
their winning influence on all attempts to diminish the rights of
Americans to express themselves freely, even during national
flirtations with totalitarianism?
Still, he's got the right idea. The left and the right should
stand united on the issue of Constitutional freedoms. if
you want to welcome him to the fight, and suggest a few things for him
to focus on, you can email him at email@example.com.
This entry was published Sat Sep 24 10:43:35 CDT 2005 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2005-09-24 10:43:35.0.