Quote of the day—Garry Reed

Back in North Texas a young coed was visibly upset when interviewed on TV. The guy sitting next to her in class might whip out his concealed carry gun and start shooting, she feared. A libertarian would ask why she also didn’t fear that he might suddenly start bashing her with his MacBook or stabbing her with his BIC pen? Or maybe whipping out his concealed carry phallus and raping her? This is, after all, the same guy who has been sitting next to her all semester. Why the sudden irrational fear over a gun?

Why isn’t she reassured that another student sitting nearby with a gun will jump in and defend her? Why, in fact, doesn’t she just grow up, act like a responsible adult, get handgun certified and defend herself?

Maybe people just need to stop coddling and being coddled.

Garry Reed
December 29, 2015
Gun culture, anti-gun culture and Texas campus carry
[The anti-gun culture has nothing but childish insults so it seems entirely appropriate to speak to them as if they were children. Something like, “Go someplace else now, the adults are talking.” Or perhaps better yet tell them, “Grow up and act like adults instead of spoiled children.”—Joe]

7 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Garry Reed

  1. Doesn’t seem to be afraid that a jihadist will show up at her ‘safe haven’ not carrying concealed and shoot her as well. If’n I recollect correctly, tain’t be concealed carry individuals going around shootin’ up various gun free zones including colleges and schools….. but geez…they might!….OMG, better go stick my head in the sand……See Ya!

  2. It’s been suggested, plausibly, that this is “projection”. The progressive in question is saying what she fears she might do in that situation, because, being progressive, personal responsibility is a foreign concept.

  3. I live near Austin, TX. The open carry law, which allows concealed carry licensees to open carry as well, was passed in part as a response to DAs in Houston arresting licensed, concealed-handgun carriers for inadvertent exposure of their handguns, such as when one’s coat flaps up in the wind, or while putting the gun back in the holster at one’s car after a visit to the Post Office. Neat trick, and some juries would convict for illegal carry, and it costs a lot to defend against such charges so it was a burden to legal gun carrying.

    A few years back, these same DAs were arresting people for having loaded handguns in cars – which was legal in Texas if one was “traveling,” (a poorly defined action under TX laws at the time). These DAs were harrassing gun owners, espcecially out-of-towners, who didn’t want to be defenseless against Houston carjackers, forcing them to undergo arrest, lawyering up, posting bond, going to court, and presenting the affirmative defense of “traveling” to avoid jail time for doing something legal. So the Texas legislature stepped in and said guns in cars were legal, period.

    Who was it that said to punch back twice as hard? Good advice.

    Next up comes campus carry, which the legislature even put off until next school year, to allow the campus crybabies enough time to get their emotions under control. I, for one, look forward to not wondering if my car will be broken into and my gun stolen, when I visit my son or daughter at their universities. I will be able to carry my gun concealed on campus, keeping it safe from theft!

  4. This is a perfect example of “Control By FREAKOUT” (CBF). It’s happening all around us. Our first experiences with it go along the lines of the bully who’s poking you in class in elementary school. Eventually you get fed up, poke him back and; “wwwWWWAAAAAAA! the bully goes off, “he..he…he…HIT MEEEEE !! (sob, sob, sob).”

    It’s the bully’s way of redirecting his guilt toward his victims. If he’s THAT upset then clearly YOU must have done something horribly wrong. Works every time.

    The crying little college bitch pretending to be afraid of guns is doing exactly the same thing. In some cases, she may actually feel the anguish she’s portraying, but it’s all part of the psychological war. She may actually be a victim, but not in the way we’re intended to believe.

    It’s the reason the Progressives always embrace the victim model. Millions of Americans reduced to sobbing, quivering, dysfunctional blobs of Jello means that “something must be done” to fix the problem, and of course our patriarchic, capitalist society is to blame. It’s the “proof” that liberty doesn’t work. But it’s always a lie. Progressive tactics have created the problems for this purpose. They’re bullies.

    Politicizing the weather is another form of CBF. Pretend, long enough, to be freaked out over anything, and you’ll get other people freaked out by it also. It’s contagious, an airborne disease spread by media and through the public education system. “Chemtrails!” It doesn’t matter what it is, there’s a phobia for it, and it can be induced in other people, and fear of course opens the door to hatred.

    Even we in the libertarian camp will fall for the CBF ruse to some small extent, at least some of the time, and that’s all it takes. These are the baby steps that define Progressivism.

  5. Great idea Joe to talk to them in the most condescending and dismissive tone possible. After all, firearms owners are the ones jumping through the hoops for training, carrying, and potentially defending their whiny butts.

    Since they refuse to learn even the fundamentals of firearms, their safe operation, and their ownership parameters, as demonstrated by their appalling lack of understanding of terminology and the laws, then they should be talked to like children.

    I am especially tired of A$$ clowns who want to pass gun control laws (all of them are unconstitutional) and make painful errors. They don’t even bother to ask some one who might understand firearms. It’s like me trying to legislate on how rocket engineers at NASA are to do their jobs.

  6. Speaking of the hypothesis of projection: that interview reminded me of this quote I saved a while ago:

    ‘I had a liberal colleague giving me grief about guns and that gun owners are crazy, so I just put the question to her – if someone handed you a loaded gun, what would you do with it? She said “I’d look for someone to shoot”. I told her “That’s the difference between me and you – I’d be looking to be sure it was pointed toward a safe place. You’re the one that needs professional help, not me.”‘ — Martin Fischer, Conestoga College (on the bearingarms.com blog)

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