Mental Gymnastics

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:

I for one am not a fan of the questionable hagiography of Cesar Chavez.  He may not have been a Che, but ruled the Farm Workers Union with the same purge and destroy tactics.

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.

 

11 Replies to “Mental Gymnastics”

  1. “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.”

    Just last week I was in a shootout with the cops over a parking space at Wal-Mart. I was winning too, until Shannon woke up.




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  2. “Lastly, we have this from The Trace: Ohio Is About to Give Gun Owners More Civil Rights Protections Than Gay Workers.”

    I came across this article on another news site. The title grabbed my attention so I had to check it out. And what did I find? Another law that my home state of Minnesota has had on the books for over twelve years now.
    And I got the same smile on my face when everyone was getting the vapors over removing the requirement for permit holders to conceal their firearm in Texas. Another feature of Minnesota’s carry permit system that has been in force for well over a decade with no issues.




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  3. I find it intolerable that people can no longer be gay inside their cars if those cars are parked in an employer’s lot.

    That what The Trace meant, right?




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  4. “All you have to do is shut down the NRA and most of these police killings will stop!”

    This is probably the dumbest thing I’ve read in weeks.




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  5. 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.

    well obviously I carry a gun to defend my car.

    No I carry to defend my life and my life isn’t forfeit just because I enter work. My life is still my life where ever I go. That is why a companies business property means nothing unless they can be held to the standard that if they refuse me my right to selfdefense then they are responsible.

    I hope this isn’t to nuanced…




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  6. “Ohio Is About to Give Gun Owners More Civil Rights Protections Than Gay Workers.”

    Taking the title’s implications at face value, shouldn’t the consistent response be, “Let’s push for equal civil rights protections for gays” instead of, “Let’s oppose civil rights protections for gun owners”?

    Cognitive dissonance is a tenet of the Progressive Religion.




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    1. What I’d like to know is what rights Ohio is “giving” gun owners that it’s not also “giving” gays. Like someone said above, is it now, or has it ever been, not-OK to be gay in your car on the employer’s property? Is “being gay” something that a gay employee has to put off and do without until he/she/xe gets home because it’s forbidden to “do” at work, including in your vehicle parked at work?

      It really is hard to imagine a more false equivalence.




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  7. All true, and simply an indicator of just how well the educational system has worked.

    While I am sure there are probably examples of clickbaiting, false news, and inaccurate information a-plenty from both sides, the good news is that even within the confines of our current nascent technology and our even younger emerging cyber communities (like this blog and many others), more people are waking up at a greater rate every day.

    For the first time in history far more people are both hearing the virtue of individual liberty, reason, and voluntary association being communicated more often and more clearly than ever before.

    Juxtaposed the reason and civility that freedom brings against the barbarism, folly, immorality, and disastrous consequences of enforcing bad ideas at the barrel of a gun, and it’s easy to see why we are winning the debate and changing the world…




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  8. All I have to say if good fing luck going someone explicitly for being gay. That will be a lawsuit the employer won’t win. But firing someone for brining a gun to work and doing nothing wrong with it, thats a lawsuit the gun owner won’t win at least in my state.

    Like said above, equal rights for all and equal protection of the law for all.




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