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Straight Talk on Guns and Democrats

Over at The Daily Kos.  I think this is one thing we can all agree on:

I know liberal couples who give each other pocket size copies of the Constitution for Christmas.

Ask liberals to list their top five complaints about the Bush Administration, and they will invariably say the words “shredding” and “Constitution” in the same sentence.  They might also add “Fourth Amendment” and “due process.”  It’s possible they’ll talk about “free speech zones” and “habeus corpus.”

There’s a good chance they will mention, probably in combination with several FCC-prohibited adjectives, the former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

So.

Liberals love the Constitution.  They especially love the Bill of Rights.  They love all the Amendments.

Except for one: the Second Amendment.

Read the whole thing.  Another mistake a lot of folks on the left make is assuming we gun owners don’t care about this administration’s abuse of other civil liberties, or that we love the former attorney general, rather than thinking he’s as much of a weasel as they do.  I have known few gun owners who are entirely happy with the Bush Administration.

Democrats need to understand that the gun vote is not lost to them, and the way to get it back is not through sham endorsements or transparent pandering.  They way to get it back is to cease supporting gun control.

2 Responses to “Straight Talk on Guns and Democrats”

  1. kaveman308 says:

    Damn good read.

  2. Pete S. says:

    “Democrats need to understand that the gun vote is not lost to them, and the way to get it back is not through sham endorsements or transparent pandering. They way to get it back is to cease supporting gun control.”

    Hear, hear!

    So many of the Democrats I know think the NRA is some wing of the GOP, and oppose it for that reason. What they seem to forget is that the NRA doesn’t really care about left-vs-right politics, they care about guns. The NRA has endorsed people from both sides of the aisle, so long as such people oppose gun control.

    The fact that the NRA endorses more Republicans than Democrats speaks not of the position of the NRA, but of the position of the Democrats.

    Want the endorsement of the NRA and the support of the gun-owning population? Don’t be anti-gun. It’s as easy as that.

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