Carrying a gun to a political meeting is an obscenity. Anyone who does it, even if they are within their legal rights, should be ashamed. Our founders fought a revolution (and, yes, took up arms) to build a society where political disputes are not settled through force or intimidation–and that’s the only purpose of bringing a weapon to a political discussion: to intimidate.
It is utterly unacceptable, and every politician should have the guts to say so.
August 18, 2009
Outlook: In America, Crazy Is a Pre-existing Condition
‘ … the crazy tree blooms in every moment of liberal ascendancy …’
[Just so you know what they think of you.
I wonder what he thinks of the White House response–that open carry at political events is no big deal. Does he think President Obama has no guts?
I think he may have just had the wind sucked out of his sails.–Joe]