Quote of the day–Sebastian

The final topic we got into was what he thought the biggest threats to the Second Amendment were, and what we, as bloggers, could do about it.  His response was that he did not feel that the biggest threat to the Second Amendment came from groups like the Brady Campaign, VPC, or the now defunct Second Amendment Research Center run by Saul Cornell.  He believes the biggest threat to the Second Amendment comes from our own extremists and lunatics, and that the biggest way we could contribute as bloggers is in confronting that cancer within our community.

Sebastian
September 15, 2009
Mr. Gura Goes to Reno
[I think it is extremely telling that the Brady Campaign and VPC are not considered a significant threat. They are headed for the dustbins of history.–Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Sebastian

  1. Hmm. I wonder of I’m one of those extremist/lunatics. If not, I wonder what he means by the term. Functionally, it would seem to me that the compromisers, the moderates, the ones willing and even eager to appear “reasonable”, are the most dangerous. It is through that process that the current infringements have been foisted upon us.

  2. The truth is, the loudest, most shocking voices are the ones that get heard, regardless of their numbers. One person with a burr up their ass can cause a big stink in the world. This causes knee jerk reactions from both sides and nothing gets accomplished.

    In the world of gun rights, internet blogs and forums play a huge role in unifying the message that freedom-loving Americans can agree with – The truth that extremes on both sides are toxic. For real, sustainable, progress to be made in favor of gun rights the Center is where things get accomplished.

  3. The truth that extremes on both sides are toxic. For real, sustainable, progress to be made in favor of gun rights the Center is where things get accomplished. –Reese

    It is the extremes that define the center. If there were no threepers, no “let’s have a 2nd American Revolution right now” types, then the center would be between the gun moderates and the anti-gun extreme of Feinstein’s “Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in.“. And once that center was established it would become the pro-gun extreme and the center would move again toward Feinstein’s wet dream.

    As long as there are Schumers, McCarthys, and Feinsteins we need the L. Neil Smiths and the Mike Vanderboeghs.

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    If a politician isn’t perfectly comfortable with the idea of his average constituent, any man, woman, or responsible child, walking into a hardware store and paying cash—for any rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything—without producing ID or signing one scrap of paper, he isn’t your friend no matter what he tells you. — L. Neil Smith

    We will not disarm. You cannot convince us. You cannot intimidate us. You can try to kill us, if you think you can. But remember, we’ll shoot back. And we are not going away. Your move. — Mike Vanderboegh

  4. Extremism comes in many forms. Extreme boot-licker, extreme coward, extreme incremental surrender. And of course the weathermen types. Something less extreme perhaps for the free person?

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