Gun-Owning for Liberals

The list of people who have suddenly asked me about buying a gun has expanded all week. If the readership includes any lurkers who want to discuss the subject, you can reach me privately at grimbeornr (note the final "r") at Yahoo.

If you'd rather just read an article, here's one constructed for you by a libertarian.


Anonymous said...

Yup, me too.

If they are Democrats and vote for Gun Grabbing and taking away our second amendment rights
and said Person voted for HRC, Then I tell em to shove off, find another Democrat to buy there gun from....

Grim said...

You know, the thing is, some of them were -- until last week.

But I figure here's a chance to change some minds on an issue of great importance. How often do those come along?

Anonymous said...

I work as a NRA Range Safety Officer at the local boy scout camp with my freinds.
I watch young scouts pick up a shotgun for the first time, some hardly able to hold up the barrel and shoot.
I watch them come back every year, getting better and better until their dragons are slayed and the fear of the shotgun is gone.

Yes, There be dragons!

Many older scouts take five out five clay birds and are confident in their ability. This makes me smile.

Tell me this does not change minds. These are future defenders of the second amendment.

Do you really think life long gone grabbers will change their mind? are they truthful? Do they believe in the goddess VERITAS? Do they believe in the Virtue VERITAS?

They will usually double down later on when given the chance, and turn on you..
Yes their are exceptions, but how can you know the heart of a man when good works are not there?



Grim said...

A fair question. But good works must have a starting point. Even if good works have yet to be enacted -- and in the case of the ones I know, I could point to at least some good things they have done -- today could be the day for something new.

Eucastrophes only come around once in a long while. Faith and courage help us take advantage of them when they very rarely do.

raven said...

It is a chink in the mental armor. Was it Clemens who said, "once in a while we have to take our brains out and stomp on them, they get all caked up"?
I was never interested in politics till I became a gun owner. Then I started to notice one side kept trying to disarm me. And then the question of where the authority to do so came from, and realization they had no authority. The more I read, the more the realization came the Second Amendment was unequivocally about defense from the State.
The writing of the founders left no doubt whatsoever. So a door was opened into conservative thought on other things as well.

Anonymous said...

Deus ex machina

Afterwards we will all sit down for juice and cookies, and sing kumbaya,
then skip off for a clown mass holding hands!!


Grim said...

Or we'll kill each other, as may be inevitable -- Ymar keeps telling me so. He claims to be a prophet, and perhaps he is one. Who knows?

All the same, when it comes to that, my conscience will be clear. I'll have done what I can to avoid it without surrendering to injustice. Don't mistake my reluctance to resort to war for an incapacity. I've been to war, and I'm good at it.

Anonymous said...

...Good works must have a starting point....


Some one else said something like that.. let me think
oh, this guy, The Great Physician told a woman to start over once.....

“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”
8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there.
10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”


E Hines said...

But I figure here's a chance to change some minds on an issue of great importance.

But I don't think Correia is the one to do it. He sounds like a Liberal lecturing/diatribing against us. Does he really think his claimed target audience will take him any more seriously than we do the words of liberals assaulting us?

We're not going to bring liberals over to the Dark Side by stooping to their level. That's not the same thing as getting down in the dirt with them so they can hear us.

Eric Hines

Anonymous said...

When you see a liberal doing something like this (See Link)
Why would you help them get a firearm with out really being sure they will be responsible?

I'm just saying......


Grim said...

So far no one has asked for a sniper rifle.

james said...

If I were a curious liberal I don't think I'd read more than a few paragraphs before deciding I could probably find the same information from somebody who wasn't always taking swipes at my intelligence and character.

Grim said...

That is a fair objection.

douglas said...

I think it's clear you wouldn't direct just any lefty there. Some could take it in good fun (precious few, I'm afraid), some wouldn't like it, but could see the rationale behind it, and some would of course be offended. I saw it as more of a piece for like minds to share common frustrations. Plus, if you're of like mind, he's a darn good writer.

"I know many of you are scared of guns, but just think of them like fire extinguishers, but for murderers."

That's a gem right there.

Ymar Sakar said...

Or we'll kill each other, as may be inevitable

Technically people are already killing other each, but if people want to prove me wrong, they can always break the power of the Leftist alliance. Then, magically, all of the problems people talk about can now be fixed. Since the corrosion of evil would have abated enough to fix problems rather than causing them.

People often said, even here, that Bush II was Hitler and was going to do all kinds of bad things. As well as Tel Aviv supposedly controlling DC policies. I judge these issues based on proof and weight of evidence, for both sides. If the weight is balanced, then I wait.

Don't mistake my reluctance to resort to war for an incapacity.

Given how dumb and dense Leftists and humans are, it's often a mistake to think normal warnings will suffice. A Leftist can be told that the sun rises in the East by conservatives, and Hussein can tell them it rises in the West, and the Leftist will Reject the conservative view point precisely because it lacks theological authority. The West, vis a vis the West, is merely a matter of definition, they will claim, like what is is. Or Whoopie Goldberg's claim, that "rape rape isn't rape".

But I'm glad Grim is taking to heart my warning and lines concerning why the Leftist alliance is running for war like a kid to a candy/ice cream shop. People can change with enough motivation and experience of evil, but I doubt it will be timely.

VoxDay, Correia, and I are of probably one mind on this. The time to psychologically attack the Left is when they are weak, when they are silent, when they are recovering from a trauma or damage control (like Trum's election). That is when rhetoric and issues like guns can get through their armor, the theological equivalency of "Divine Mandates and Kings". How far people want to take this with converting Leftists to the Culture/Religion of freedom, is up to the individual. If they want to hammer the Left with "I told you so", try it out, it might work. Or it might not, perhaps Grim's softer approach of conversion will work.

Ymar Sakar said...

In some organized religions, the duty of every member is to spread the Gospel/message and to seek conversions/new baptisms. Not merely the paid priests, the volunteers, or the young missionaries.

Republicans, or perhaps just American middle class in general, are not used to the idea of Think Global, Act Local. They prefer to rely on outsourcing the duties and responsibilities of a citizen to somebody else. That is a pretty bad habit, which led to Hussein O's ascension. And now in a reverse of the pendulum (perhaps) of Trum's ascension.

The Left proved when hijacking institutions, that if you don't volunteer your time, the work won't get done. The activists will do the work, because they will have paid in the time. The battle is won by those who show up. That Crispin speech perhaps.