While doing my normal rounds of scouting out for anti-gun idiocy to dissect, I came across several different items that together really showed the difficulty in trying to deal with anti-gun groups and the political Left in general.
Everytown wants gun control because gun control keeps cops safe.
It is important in America that we do everything we can to reduce police shootings. Police are the only “good guys with guns” that anti-gun groups think should be allowed to be armed.
Except that the cops are murderers who kill innocent, unarmed, black people.
The Trace, in the original article quoted in the Everytown post, states that ambush style police attacks have increased following the civil unrest that came from several high profile killings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement.
The targeted killing of police has come amid a string of high-profile cases in which officers were blamed for using excessive force on suspects — including Freddie Gray, who died in the back of a police van in Baltimore, and Laquan McDonald, shot and killed by police in Chicago. The incidents sparked a national protest movement aimed at preventing such deaths and holding police accountable.
Nevertheless, these police ambush killings are all the the NRA’s fault, and caused by Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric.
I am so confused right now.
So we hop over to Moms Demand Action, which posted this:
But the quote above reveals the backwardness of MDA’s thinking. Our right to exercise a civil liberty, own and carry guns, does not oppress them. Their irrational fear is not oppression. Oppression is when they get governments to restrict civil liberties from law abiding citizens.
More importantly, the side that is not afraid anymore is our size. We are no longer afraid of being called racist or sexist or any other -ist, as those words no longer have meaning. The left used them all up over the last 8 years, which is how we got Trump. Moms Demand Action is the group the lives in fear. They exist in a bubble of self induced terror over the threat of blood-in-the-streets shootouts between CCW holders and Cops for every petty exchange and fender bender. A situation which has never happened.
Just like every cult member believes: just because the world didn’t end last week when the leader said it would, doesn’t mean it’s not going to end next week because the leader says it will. So sayeth Bloomberg.
Lastly, we have this from The Trace: Ohio Is About to Give Gun Owners More Civil Rights Protections Than Gay Workers.
Holy false equivalencies Batman!!! Ohio likes guns more than gays. The end is neigh!
What the Ohio bill says is that an employee’s vehicle still belongs to an employee when it is parked on their employer’s property. An employer can ban guns in a business, but inside of the employees car, the employer can’t control. Meaning, a CCW permit holder can leave his/her gun in his/her car when he/she goes to work and not be disarmed on the drive to and from home everyday. Your property is still your property, regardless of where you park it.
I don’t think that gay people should be able to be fired for being gay, but what does that have to do with employee’s vehicles? Nothing, but that doesn’t make for good Liberal click-bait. A better headline would be “Ohio about to pass law saying an employer can’t tell an employee what they can keep in their car.” But seeing as how Liberals are generally anti big business and claim to be pro downtrodden worker, they might actually side with the employee’s rights on that.
The common theme in all of these posts is the intellectual inconstancy.
Cops are the only people that can carry guns which they use to murder black men and get away with it.
We are oppressed because we lost to power to oppress others.
Worker’s right, except an employer can control what an employee keeps in his/her car and what he/she carries before they clock in and after they clock out.
The mental gymnastics needed to fit all these contradictory ideas together is making my head spin.