Quote of the day–Jim Kessler

There is no constitutional right to carry a firearm. This is not even close on the constitutional scale — I have a right to carry a firearm wherever I go — it’s just not.

Jim Kessler
Of Third Way
August 25, 2009
Guns near Obama fuel ‘open-carry’ debate
[This is what I (and others, I forget where I originally saw it) call “Proof by vigorous assertion”. It is most frequently used by two-year olds and in most cases is out-grown by age four. Mr. Kessler’s development was apparently retarded.

The article claims Third Way is “the successor organization to the gun-control group Americans for Gun Safety” (see also the Wikipedia entry). It’s nice that someone in the MSM (in this case MSNBC) is finally admitting AGS was anti-gun rather than an organization that intended to “promote responsible gun ownership”. It’s also interesting that if you go to the AGS Foundation website (http://www.agsfoundation.com/) you are redirected to Third Way and a pop-up informs you:

For current gun safety data and other information, we recommend the American Hunters and Shooters Association, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

For someone to simultaneously recommended AHSA with the Brady Campaign and other anti-gun organizations tells you all you need to know about AHSA–unless you wanted to know how many members this “national grassroots organization has”. According to their Wikipedia entry, in 2005, it was less than 150.–Joe]


2 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Jim Kessler

  1. Well, strictly speaking, he is right – the Constitution neither generates nor provides rights when it comes to Second Amendment.

    That said, I wonder what Jim thinks the word “bear” means in the context of the Second Amendment…

  2. What exactly is this “moderate progressive” thing to which they refer, this adjective of a verb? The flummery in their language of self-descriptionj, at every level is extensive, but they are known by the company they keep. Personally I wouldn’t want to be described as a “progressive” any more than as a “communist” – it’s a word that sounds better than it is, given their grim past.
    My long-time Socialist parents do like the Third-Way movement because it’s a well disguised parallel thrust. It’s not really a separate way at all, but a means to divide and extract compromising concessions, and to overload the ballot/votes on one side of an issue while pretending to be a balance. It’s a butcher’s thumb on the scale.

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