Fear and loathing
Thursday, Mar 21, 2013
* I told you earlier today that some anti-gun protesters planned to picket Attorney General Lisa Madigan over her refusal so far to appeal the federal court decree on concealed carry to the US Supreme Court.
Madigan has pointed out before that it’s too late to get on the Supremes’ docket at the moment. But these folks (and Gov. Quinn) didn’t want to hear that.
* Turns out, just a dozen people showed up to the protest, and they paraded around the Thompson Center wearing signs that said “Lisa, Don’t Let Us Be Targets”…
The pro-gunners often describe a fevered dystopian future of blood-thirsty dictatorial tyrants to justify their personal arsenals. On the other side we have folks who actually fear that licensed, trained, concealed carry permit holders will be targeting them for, I suppose, murder.
Man, do I ever despise arguments based on ignorant fear. It’s a big reason why I have such a hard time talking to some hardcore pro-gunners on this site. I don’t oppose much of what they want to do, but too many of them are such wussy fraidycats that I can’t deal with ‘em.
I’ve been in two war zones (three if you count Albania’s civil war) and never once carried a gun. The only time anybody around me had a gun was when I embedded with a National Guard unit in Baghdad on night patrol. I just don’t get this crazy fear. And today’s anti-gunner protesters appear to be pretty much a carbon copy of their opponents.
* One of those dozen protesters had this to say…
I hear this sort of thing a lot from anti-gun folks.