Sebastian posted about a new blog called New Trajectory. This blog appears to be under the blessing of CeaseFire of Oregon. The author, under the Cartoonish name of Baldr Odinson defines himself as “an activist for reducing gun violence in the Eugene, Oregon area, and all of Oregon.” As usual the “gun violence” schtick appears making this look that other types of violence, like beating the hell out of the wife and kids or stabbing people are OK. In one of Mr. Baldr’s responses over Snowflakes in Hell, I caught the old “Let’s compromise” line and I replied to it and in his blog so I also decided to post here. Hey! It is my blog, right?
Baldr said: “some who have commented have made suggestions that I think both sides can start from in finding compromise”
So, what are you willing to give up? Our side has been giving up Second Amendment Rights since 1936. Will it be a good compromise for your side to stay off creating new gun laws for 70+ years? Or how about cutting by 2/3 the 20 thousand gun control laws currently in the books? Will your side publicly and loudly admit for the mistake and pay reparations for all the gun control laws placed in order to exert control on the Black population and other minorities plus the deadly consequences they brought? Will you call for the investigation on the abuses of the ATF and the prosecution of agents and administrators that broke the law?
You see, for your side, Concealed Weapons Laws, Open Carry, the cases of Heller and McDonald and the Assault Weapons Sunset appear as big steps back. For us,75 years of constant erosion of our Rights, those things do not even constitute a Good First Step (Remember this expression, if you don’t know it, you’ll hear it plenty coming from your side).
When we hear “compromise” we actually hear “get in the back of the bus nigger. And don’t complain, we are letting you ride the bus after all.” When we see a property with a sign saying “No guns allowed” what we see is “No Blacks, Spics or Chinks” or water fountains that say “For White People Only.” When we see in the news that a legislature wants to criminalize self-defense because they think police should be the only ones armed (and not because they can actually stop crime when it happens, they know better than that) or a prosecutor seeking political notoriety decides to drop the powers of his office on a law abiding citizen that had to defend himself with a gun, what we see is a crowd of idiots dressed in white robes and hoods, lynching a good man under the light of a burning cross.
But you want solutions and I’ll give you my take: If you are not a felon or determined mentally incompetent by a panel of 3 randomly-selected psychiatrists that specialize in violent people, you are free to carry and own whatever you please, otherwise you are forbidden. Next apply Florida Law: you get 10 years for using a gun in a crime, 20 years if you shoot it and Life in Prison if you wound somebody.
And if you think that is not enough, let me remind you that even a low life psychopath like Jared Lee Loughner will never have his First Amendment rights and many others suspended. As a matter of fact, he is being provided at taxpayer’s expense all the considerations possible to be tried under the cannons of our Bill Of Rights.
Some say I might be a tad too suspicious and that I should give the benefit of the doubt. Sorry but we’ve been burned so many times by the “Let’s Compromise” club that I think we cannot afford to keep doing it. Specially when you catch them saying one thing to you and repeating the same old lies and plotting behind your back. More on this in future posts.