Common Enemies

From TechDirt, it looks like Gamers are having about as much problem with State Senator Leland Yee as gun owners. This is one reason I wasn’t too keen on alienating gamers. Though, I have to consider I got out of activism on nerd issues because nerds are horrible at political organizing and understanding politics. The gun issue is a relative paradise of political sense and action by comparison.

11 Responses to “Common Enemies”

  1. Rob Crawford says:

    What part of San Francisco does he represent? There are a number of major game studios based there; he may very well be attacking his own constituents.

    Of course, Obama considers that a GOOD thing. It’s not like those dastardly Republicans who feel like they have to represent the people who put them in office…

  2. Weer'd Beard says:

    Been playing a lot of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and I’m amazed at how many of the hardcore players that are also gun owners and following the gun “debate”.

    They are us!

    • Pyrotek85 says:

      Makes sense, there’s a lot of younger gun owners now, many for reasons other than hunting season. The median age for gamers is also around 30ish too, I’m not surprised that there would be a lot of intersection between the two groups. It really makes LaPierre seem out of touch IMO.

  3. Andy B. says:

    “I got out of activism on nerd issues because nerds are horrible at political organizing and understanding politics. . .”

    Definitely not nerd stuff, but for a long time I’ve wished for a genuine, reality-based analysis of how bikers got the helmet law repealed in PA. Politically that seemed equivalent to achieving Constitutional Carry.

    I’ve gotten the impression it did not always involve the Civics Book niceties that RKBA advocates seem to favor; I think that one time some bikers brought their bikes into the capitol and rode them around the hallways.

  4. Anon says:

    Nerds killed SOPA.

  5. illspirit says:

    We’re terrible at politics? I dunno about that, seeing as we beat him in court and all. ;)

  6. Bram says:

    Those are some nice databases your state has there… It would be a terrible shame if something unfortunate happened to them…

  7. Ted says:

    Another group that is being threatened are those of us that are interested in “exotic” pets, such as corals, reptiles, arachnids and such. Some of the same politicians would like to outlaw all exotics as well as banning firearms. There is some overlap; one recent reptile show I attended was on the first day of a two day gun show, and a few of the critter dealers were selling stuff so they’d have money for the gun show the next day.
    You can have my rattlesnake when you pry it…

    • Pyrotek85 says:

      The common theme is that they are control freaks. Most of us just want to be left alone.

      • TS says:

        Unfortunately it is not “those who want to be left alone” that is important, but rather “those who are willing to leave other people alone”. And that is a small percentage of America.

    • Sebastian says:

      Our political desire is mostly to be left alone. The kind of people who want to be up in everyone’s business are, well, the kind of people who are up in everyone else’s business.