Prohibiting stuff for freedom (from fear, or something)


I’m gonna start my own activism group, just so I can call it Dads Demand You Go Away And Leave Them Alone. Has a ring to it, don’t you think?

H/T to Miguel.

Why would we ever get upset about people who want to take our stuff? If we leave them alone, they’ll leave us alone. Right?

At the first sign that someone has an illegal weapon , they should be immediately tried and imprisoned. These are the people we must be worried and concerned about — the ones who need to keep their ownership secret.

Oh. Not right. I encounter a guy like this I stop worrying that I might be paranoid, and ask myself if I’m being paranoid enough. (And BTW, that’s a lovely self-reinforcing loop you’re building for yourself there, buddy.)

H/T to Doug Rink.

I don’t get the logic of people who abuse gun owners as inbred, violent tool-worshipping hicks, because they claim to be afraid of them. Really, it can’t be said too often:


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3 Responses to Prohibiting stuff for freedom (from fear, or something)

  1. MamaLiberty says:

    I’ve had a few people tell me I should “hide it” because seeing it makes them feel threatened. I ask them if they would really feel safer simply because they couldn’t see it. How would flipping my shirt or coat over it make any difference to my character or intentions…

    Mostly I just get confused looks… no response. They don’t HAVE any answer to that, of course. Just regurgitating what the nanny mommies have been telling them. Thank heavens there aren’t many of them around here – mostly tourists.

  2. Joel says:

    Well, if I couldn’t horrify the occasional tourist my life would lose most of its entertainment value. :)

  3. coloradohermit says:

    Just so long as you’re not wearing your t-shirt that says
    “If it’s tourist season, why can’t we shoot them?”

To the stake with the heretic!