Is Arf for real? Get rid of the guns?
Boy, where do I start?
When I first read this opinion piece, I wasn’t sure if it was satire or if it was a genuine reflection of somebody’s opinion. For the most part I still don’t, but I’m going to treat it as if it is Arf’s genuine and authentic opinion.
First off, the entire premise of this opinion is one that spews of liberalism. It’s dripping with it. How so? One word: Need. It’s a word that is to be used by somebody else who wishes to deem what another person is in need of. Arf asks if I need a gun, as if to suggest he has a say-so in what I need and don’t need. Who gave this guy the right to determine what I need and don’t need? I can jump on board the liberal bandwagon and say that Arf does not need an SUV that when put into the wrong hands can kill somebody.
How about alcohol? More people are killed by drunk drivers and/or disengaged drivers of motorized vehicles every year than are by guns. But you won’t see a Suburu with the bumper sticker right next to their Coexist bumper sticker that says “Vehicles Kill” or “Alcohol Kills.”
Some lunatic killing kids in a school with a firearm? Story of epic proportions and must not be squandered! After all they “can’t let a good crisis go to waste” as Rahm Emmanuel once said. Talk about being inconsistent. Do you care for kids or not? Then man up and show that you do by being consistent.
And what’s with the negative opinion of those who don’t trust government? Is Arf suggesting that we should trust government? Really? The same government that broke Social Security? The same government who gave us the Postal Service? His logic is that, well, if the government is all-powerful and wants to attack it’s citizens, there isn’t anything we can do about it so, dang it, don’t even try.
Don’t you dare pick up that gun and defend your or your family’s lives! You don’t need that gun! Evil doesn’t exist! Just sit back and watch your wife of 20 years be raped at the point of a handgun while you sit in the corner and watch. After all the perp might let you live. He may actually apologize and say he’s sorry for what he did and he’ll never do it again and then walk out of the home never to be seen again. To Arf nobody “needs” a gun. I’d like to know what exactly I would defend my family with. A baseball bat? A pair of knitting needles? How’s that going to compete against a handgun?
And you have got to be kidding me with how to prevent a government from becoming too powerful. Standing in the streets with signs, are you serious? Boy, the government about came down on us but we showed ‘em. We were out on the streets and they turned around and went home. Whew, that was a close one. Protesting is the adult version of a child pouting when it comes to the Left.
And this argument about blacks being one-fifth of a person? Boy, talk about ignorance. Before you go out and say something that ignorant you should really do your homework first. Read your history book and stop using demagoguery to solidify your opinions.
Where in the Constitution does it say that we are to treat black slaves as three-fifths of a person? You mean Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3, which says, “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.”
We’re not safer if people carry a concealed weapon? Really? Where in God’s creation are you getting these statistics? It’s almost embarrassing. Hence the reason I thought this opinion piece was a joke. The idea that everyone has the right to arm themselves is a big mistake? What business is it of yours if somebody arms themselves? Does my owning a concealed weapon hurt you or your family? It doesn’t. Yet, you feel the need to remove my right to own one because you don’t like it.
“I don’t want someone at the city council meeting with a concealed weapon who decides I’m a threat of what I say.” You are suggesting that a person who has a disagreement with you is going to shoot you dead?
And how do you know how a gun makes me feel? You can express your opinion on how it makes you feel, but don’t say how it makes me feel. That’s for me to decide. I have guns and I don’t feel threatened by them at all. It’s the person on the other end of their gun threatening me that I fear, not the guns laying in my gun case at home.
Look, if you really believe all this nonsense about fear, then I would suggest you pack a bag and do our country a favor by engaging our enemies abroad and letting them know that “Guns are a great threat to your life.” Let me know how that works out for ya.