The Left Coming Around?

A few posts today about liberals coming around to the idea that gun control doesn’t work:



You have to imagine the Brady’s aren’t happy about these types of developments.

UPDATE: One more 

10 Responses to “The Left Coming Around?”

  1. Jadegold says:

    Mike Thomas is not a liberal–he’s a big fan of Jeb Bush and nuclear power and is even against bailing coastal FL areas out in the event of hurricanes.

  2. Sebastian says:

    You have to be against nuclear power to be a liberal? :)

  3. Greg Morris says:

    Regardless, I think more and more people are starting to understand that pro-gun != conservative, and anti-gun != liberal.

    I’m from WV… its a blue state. People there love their government handouts from Papa Byrd (D), and Big Daddy Mollohan (D). The unions are huge and generally well-liked. But the state voted for George W because they were (rightly) afraid of Al Gore’s anti-gun leanings.

    A whole lot of WV democrats own guns. A lot of WV democrats are also becoming WV republicans, because of the issue of individual liberty.

  4. Jadegold says:

    Sebastian: In FL, the idea of nuclear power is a fringe conservative idea. Much like drilling the Everglades for oil.

  5. Sebastian says:

    Floridians don’t like splitting atoms?

  6. Noops says:

    Ahhh…JadeGold is back.

    Well here in Oregon we have an official Gun Owner’s Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon (DPO), and the DPO has made it a part of their platform to support Second Amendment rights (accepting, of course, Ginny Burdick).

    I agree that Liberals are coming around, and in swing states like West Virginia and Oregon, the battle is being won.

  7. thirdpower says:

    I’m betting the majority of Floridians aren’t complaing about the 5 plants that are already there and the two in planning.

  8. Jadegold says:

    Floridians don’t like splitting atoms?

    Floridians like their tourism.

  9. Linoge says:

    Well, as Mr. Hardy said yesterday, the issue really should never have been “pro-rights = conservative” and “anti-rights = liberal”.

    That said, it is good to see that those on the Nanny-state side of the fence are finally starting to realize that you cannot simply legislate reality away, and making more laws against firearm violence will not stop those who are already breaking the current laws. Granted, it took them a while for the reality to sink in, but at least it is starting.

  10. Noops says:


    I wouldn’t say it’s a done deal, we’ve still got lot’s of work to do on the Burdicks and And while I disagree with the nanny state comment, the fact is, Blue in Oregon and WEst Virginia looks a lot different than Blue in Massachusetts. I know this well, as I grew up and lived in Massachusetts through college and have lived in Oregon for 7 years now.

    p.s. Ease up on the nanny state mantra. 9 of 10 states that get the most and pay the least in federal dollars are Republican. 8 of 10 that receive the least and pay the most are Democrat. And while dems do do some silly nanny state stuff like always expecting the police to protect you, the Republicans avail themselves well of he nanny state.