Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Two follow-ups on Bob Costas’ anti-gun sermon

From Protein Wisdom and Jim Geraughty (H/T to JeffS for the second one).

I’m particularly glad that Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom lit into Costas on the faux magnanimous allowance that some gun control advocates make for permitting people to own hunting weapons:
In truth, Costas is one of those people who believes the 2nd Amendment protects only muskets — and that hand guns are a scourge, evidently because certain well-paid athletes misuse them from time to time, which of course means that nobody can be trusted to own them and use them responsibly. Though Costas will allow that you can go out and shoot ducks, if that’s your thing. You stupid rednecks.
Here’s the thing: the Second Amendment may afford, as a side benefit, the ability to hunt ducks or deer or whatever’s in season. But the real purpose of the amendment is to permit people to defend themselves against those who would try to deprive them of their lives or liberty.


rinardman said...

"He is pro-sensible gun reform and pro-attitude adjustment on guns."

Let's start with an adjustment on his attitude.

Anonymous said...

Deborah Leigh said...If "pro-sensible gun reform..." isn't an attempt to eradicate the meaning and intent of the Second Amendment then, I don't know what is. Guess my inner redneck don't much like them Botox Bobby boys.

Buses are deadly too. Just ask Whitlock.

When did the NFL become part of the Wild West? Was it about the time that Pyongyang found the unicorn lair?