Why Are Anti-Gun People so Violent?

Case in point:


These people go around insulting gun owners all day, and then complain when some people get nasty back. There’s an old saying that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. Something we should keep in mind on our side as we move this issue forward.

UPDATE: More here.

8 Responses to “Why Are Anti-Gun People so Violent?”

  1. The Jack says:

    And then there’s the doublethink packaged in there.

    “Silly paranoids thinking the government is out to get you! Hopefully the government won’t have to kill you with flying robots!”

    • Joe_in_Pitt says:

      This right here.

      Another fun anti doublethink: Yelling about our failures in recent foreign occupations, then turning around and saying an armed populace here would stand no chance against the government.

      • Sigivald says:

        Y’all are the “redneck Taliban”.

        We can tell by the way you’re … not using the power of the State to force everyone else to behave you you want them to.

        You can’t even parody that.

  2. Wolfman says:

    It has been my observation that one catches the most flies with dog excrement. I don’t really think the metaphor extends that far, though.

  3. AndyN says:

    They tell us that it’s paranoid to think that we need to own guns to defend against the possibility of our government turning against us. Then they tell us that if we don’t agree with their political views, someone (gee, who might that be?) might have to kill us with a drone.

    It stops being paranoia when someone admits they really are out to get you.

    • Sigivald says:

      I think “drone strike” is meant to play off of (redneck) “Taliban”.

      The speaker seems to really be in the mode of believing that gun rights activism of a peaceful sort makes one equivalent to a hostile military force, literally at war with the United States.

      I’d accuse such a statement of being inflammatory hyperbole, except it actually explains the tweet, and comports perfectly with pretty standard CSGV-ish rhetoric.

      • Braden Lynch says:

        If we were really at war with our government as they accuse us of, then the streets of Washington D.C. would be littered with dead politicians and bureaucrats.

        They claim we would not stand a chance against our vaunted military with all the cool bells and whistles and drones. However, they forget that most of our military would side with the citizens, that we outnumber them by a long mile, and asymmetric warfare would be used.