The anti-gun bigots often use words in ways that make no sense. For example “vigilantism” is frequent used to describe self-defense.
Here Paul Helmke demonstrates he is confused about definition of the word “force”:
Congress should think very hard about their responsibilities for public safety before weakening gun laws in our nation’s capital, and should rethink their decision to allow more guns in our national public areas,” said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
“It is dangerous to force more guns into places that American families expect to be gun-free and safe,” he said.
With the help of George Washington let me explain it to Paul (someone at the Brady Campaign office subscribes to the RSS feed for this blog):
Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master.
speech of January 7, 1790
Laws are force. Government enforcing those laws are force. Removing restrictions on people being able to defend themselves is not force. It is freedom.
And another thing, that shooting occurred in a “gun-free zone” already–just like Chicago and D.C.
“Gun-free and safe” is a self-contradictory phrase. Look up the FBI stats for yourself Paul.
I’d buy Paul a new dictionary but I think the problem is much more systemic than merely having a problem with the definition of words. Like many other anti-gun bigots I don’t think he is capable of determining truth from falsity.