Monday, April 17, 2006

And, the Blithering Idiot of the Month Award...

...goes to one Jerry Schneider of Stafford, VA(?).

You may bear arms--but only rod-and-ball variety

I grow weary of the constitutional argument for gun ownership, based as it is on the "infallibility" of the Founding Fathers ["An intellectual shell game with the anti-gun folks," March 30].

For the Founding Fathers, arms were cumbersome muzzle-loaders. They had no concept of modern weaponry.

I like to think that in their wisdom, they would have been appalled at the notion of their own citizenry bearing such arms.

If we are giving the Founding Fathers the final word on the subject, then we all have the right to keep and bear muzzle-loaders.

Jerry Schneider


Interesting point of view for someone who most likely used the internet to send a letter to the editor of a newspaper, for publication on their website, as a means of exercising his right to free speech, as protected by the First Amendment.

Though, I suppose is plausible that he could have written the letter by hand on a piece of parchment with a quill-tipped pen and hand-delivered it to the editor's office... it could then be published in a newspaper printed on a high-speed, computerized printing press.

Either way, it's a pity irony is so often lost on the witless.

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