Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Difference between Pro Gun and Anti Gun People.

Dave Workman's Column of Nov 3 illusrates what I think is a fundamental difference between the gun banner and the gun rights personae.

Ralph Fascitelli, President of Washington CeaseFire intends to exploit the recent killing of Seattle Police Officer Timothy Q. Brenton to promote a ban on so-called "assault weapons." He is quoted by Nina Shapiro writing for the Seattle Weekly as saying,
Maybe this particular [police victim] wasn't killed with an assault weapon, but the next one maybe will be
In the meantime, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is trying to raise money for the Brenton Family Assistance Fund.

In my experience, the believer in gun control sees any death where a firearms was the weapon as a political opportunity. The gun rights defender, on the other hand, sees a tragedy. That difference is not very subtle. To the gun grabber, the individual is a tools and is only valuable in inasmuch as he can further statist controls. The gun rights advocate views each individual -- even gun grabbers -- as a person with value independent of any agenda.

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