I gauge how we’re doing by the Joan Peterson hysterics meter, and we’re doing a bit better. I actually don’t support ordinances requiring people to purchase guns, but if it drives the right people nuts, I’ll take that application of heat to our opponents at this critical time. I’m really not sure what the Brady folks expected, though. You’ve taken a large community, attacked it and insulted it, and now that its dander’s up, you’re surprised at what’s coming out. We’re actually making quite serious gains in the gun friendly states while they are busy trying to get anything through in the few states they have any real influence in.
Joan notes finally: “Let’s have some real discussion about whether guns in the home are a good idea or not. Let’s talk about whether using a gun for self defense actually is necessary or actually works.” How? This is laughable from a blog that repeatedly censors pro-gun viewpoints and makes discussion impossible. Whether everyone should have guns in their home is a discussion I’m willing to have. I believe in choice, and I actually don’t think gun ownership is for everyone. But that’s vastly different than suggesting the government needs to step in and make those choices.