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Listen Up You “Machismo Fantasists”

Go ahead, New York Times, keep insulting anyone who believes that they have a right to defend themselves from criminal attack. It’s not like it motivates voters who realize just how far outside of the mainstream you really are or anything…

Also, did you know that your concealed carry permit is among the “worst measures” of American gun policy? The fact that guns are allowed to be sold at all is a “scourge.” In that case, I look forward to their attacks on their own lawmakers for allowing such horrors in their city. Oh, that’s right, that’s not a “worse measure” because that’s restricted to only the wealthy and politically connected in their city. That’s just fine. It’s when the little law-abiding people want to exercise such rights that the NYT is outraged.

When I see unhinged rants from the anti-gun media, I just kind of laugh. I beg them to keep going, just keep it coming. See, when they unleash their elitism through such insults, it makes gun owners and people who agree with the Second Amendment turn out and vote.

7 Responses to “Listen Up You “Machismo Fantasists””

  1. jkp says:

    I stopped being surprised by this kind of rhetoric when the President of the United States said that I was ‘part of the problem’ with regard to health care expenses because I have a Health Savings Account.

    Which means I have a high deductible.

    Which means I pay for most of my health care costs with my own money from the account.

    Which means I actually see how much all of this stuff costs.

    Go figure.

  2. Lazy Bike Commuter says:

    That ban, which prohibits the manufacture of semiautomatic firearms for civilian use, was put in place in 1994 and expired in 2004.

    Does anyone actually believe anything they write when it is so obviously factually incorrect?

    • Sigivald says:

      Yes.

      It’s only “obviously factually incorrect” if you actually know about the AWB and firearms in some detail; otherwise it’s not at all obvious that/how it’s wrong.

      If you don’t know jack about guns apart from what you get in Gun Control Group press releases, you might really think that was accurate – and who’d be surprised if a Times staff opinion writer was in exactly that position?

      After all, in their press materials, isn’t “semi-automatic” the same as “assault weapon”? They never bother to explain that even by their lights, they’re not synonyms – if they did that, it’d sound less dire!

      (And at least they got “manufacture” correct as the thing that was banned, not sale or ownership.

      Missed the “didn’t actually stop manufacture” part, but … baby steps, man.)

    • BobG says:

      “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
      – Thomas Jefferson

  3. Willie says:

    “Also, did you know that your concealed carry permit is among the “worst measures” of American gun policy?”

    Actually, I heartily agree with that statement, just not for the same reasons as the NYT.

    I find the concept of needing a permit to exercise a basic human right to be abhorrent. Gun owners who revel in their special status as Concealed Carry Permit Holders are delusional if they think they are exercising a right. I have found a majority of gun owners to blithely hold a surprising number of anti-gun beliefs. I have met the enemy and he is us.

  4. St Marks says:

    Nytimes and their readers live in bubble.
    That’s why nytimes is not making any money and deep into
    The red.

    There’s reason these intellects hate free market, it didn’t work out for them, so free market must be wrong.

    Gun rights in ny will have to come from lawsuits. For every gun owner there’s probably 100 retired cops who think no one else has any right to a gun.

  5. Hank Archer says:

    Based on this comment to that editorial, the woman who asked the gun question at the Townhall debate (Nina Gonzalez) is a MAIG stooge.

    From: Eileen, Long Island, NY
    Karen, I was horrified by the “good as new” remark too! How tone deaf. Get involved with http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org. It’s Bloomberg’s organization and they are bringing this issue to the fore. Nina Gonzalez is involved with it, too (see below email from her)

    “I’m joining Mayors Against Illegal Guns and more than 270,000 fellow Americans to Demand A Plan to end gun violence from President Obama and Governor Romney, and I hope you’ll help me spread the word:

    Please share the Demand A Plan petition now by forwarding this email and by sharing it on Facebook and Twitter.

    Participating in the town hall presidential debate was an honor. I’m no expert on gun policy, but I asked my question because I wanted a real answer.

    Here are some of the facts I wish President Obama and Governor Romney would have addressed:

    In more than 40 states, it’s legal to buy guns in anonymous cash sales with no background checks.
    48,000 Americans will be murdered with guns during the next president’s term.
    74 percent of NRA members and 87 percent of non-NRA gun owners support requiring criminal background checks of anyone purchasing a gun.

    It’s humbling to think my question raised this issue for so many Americans. But imagine what we can all do by reaching out to our friends and family.

    Please share this petition now by forwarding this email and by sharing it on Facebook and Twitter.

    Sincerely,
    Nina E. Gonzalez

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