Today’s Forum has a number of stories and letters, most representing individuals who are against any increased government regulation of firearms.
Save for one article, which brilliantly outlined the differing needs of firearms as it relates to hunting enthusiasts vs. police and military, all the others made it pretty clear the people who encourage the government to regulate which laws should apply to Ricky and and I and which should not are very much against any regulation that may keep them from buying a machine gun.
They’re also probably comfortable with regulating which medical services are available and which are not available to people they’ve never met. And these same people seem to be willing fight to the death for the stranger down the street to keep a gun that can kill 100 people a minute unsecured in his basement.
A photo of protesters on the Capital steps stuck with me all morning.
I got to wondering what would happen if someone tried an experiment.
If I were able to get my hands on one of those TV sound trucks, and play a recording of a machine gun firing with the speakers aimed toward the Capital steps; I wonder what the protesters reaction would have been?
Would they puff out their chests in pride and accomplishment?
Would they break out in cheers of victory?
Would they be impressed their work was being recognized so quickly?
Or . . .
Do you think they would have dived for cover?
Would they have thrown themselves on top of their children, bargaining with God to take them and save their son?
Would they have wondered where the police were and how long it was going to take them to get there?
Would they have been appropriately armed and prepared to defend themselves, their children and their co-protesters?
And if they were, how many people would have been shot before they learned it was only a homo in a hijacked TV sound truck doing an experiment?
Today’s Gay Agenda: This one still has no easy answers, other than doing nothing is probably not the right one. Be very careful what you work toward protesters. You may have a change of heart when a crazy person bursts through your door and kills your family with the machine gun you forgot to lock up last night.