Via Sebastian, who is called a wacko, I found the USA Today article about Cooper getting fired. It says “he [Obama] has said he respects the Second Amendment.”. Numerous commenters say similar things. I left a couple comments:
Obama says he supports the Second Amendment. He also says he wants to ban guns.
He can’t have it both ways. His record of the past is clear. His words of the future are clear and consistent with his record. The only reasonable conclusion is that he is attempting to deceive voters here and now by saying “he supports the Second Amendment”.
If this were about someone donating money to the KKK, the company then found it was facing a boycott, and the company fired the idiot that donated money to the KKK then almost everyone would agree it was the right thing to do.
Well guess what–gun ownership is a specific, enumerated right, in the Bill of Rights (read the D.C. v. Heller decision).
Who would vote for someone that said, “I support the 13th Amendment but I also believe we can have reasonable regulation of blacks to keep them in their proper place.”?
Senators Obama and Biden and the people that vote for them are to the gun owners what the KKK was to blacks.
Maybe I’m competing for a more extreme title than the “wacko” title given to Sebastian but these guys really got me annoyed.
Update: It’s time to put them on the defensive. I left another comment:
Melo_D wrote: Are you comparing Obama to the KKK?
The nonviolent aspects of the KKK–yes. He has publicly stated on his website he wants regulated and ban guns. This is infringing on a specific enumerated right just as if someone wanted to regulated and ban blacks (or other oppressed minority) from certain aspects of society.
Melo_D wrote: Less guns= less violence.
I have Just One Question (http://blog.joehuffman.org/2004/12/14/just-one-question/) for you:
Can you demonstrate one time or place, throughout all history, where the average person was made safer by restricting access to handheld weapons?