It’s hard to feel sympathy for gun controllers:
“As a member of this organizations, I get death threats and threats of sexual violence against myself and my daughters on a daily basis,” Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America founder Shannon Watts said to Schultz. “This is an underbelly of America that all citizens should understand is out there, and that they do not want any kind of regulation of the Second Amendment whatsoever.”
We already have 20,000 laws that regulate the 2nd Amendment. We don’t want anymore.
On its website, Moms Demand Action states that while it supports the Second Amendment, “we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills an American child every 3 hours and 15 minutes.” Watts told Schultz on Monday that her group was able to persuade Starbucks in Texas to refuse entry to customers who carry firearms in the open.
Sure, they support the 2nd Amendment by convincing a Starbucks in Texas to ban customers with guns. That’s like supporting chastity by raping women.
“Seeing people intimidate you with guns, that’s something the Taliban would approve of, not our founding fathers,” Watts said. “That is not what the Second Amendment is intended to do.”
The Taliban doesn’t intimidate anyone with guns, they stone people to death, they beat people who don’t comply. If we were to act like the Taliban, showing up with guns would not be enough.
As for our founding fathers, I don’t remember Madison demanding background checks or Jefferson worried about too many Indians having guns. Fact is that the 2nd Amendment almost didn’t make it in the constitution, gun ownership was so common that some of the founders didn’t think it belonged in the Bill of Rights.
With that said, I encourage gun owners not to issue death threats or threats of sexual violence against our enemies (assuming they’re telling the truth). Don’t give them ammunition! You can write nasty things about them in your blogs, you can call them scum, but remember that the words you throw at them can come back to harm you.