The Hypocrisy Parade Rolls On
These couples are our neighbors, our co-workers and our friends, and they look just like us. They are the parents of our children's classmates and soccer teammates. They go to work and go grocery shopping like everyone else. For them, same-sex marriage has made their lives a little better. They are eligible for health insurance, for pension benefits and maybe, just maybe, a little more respect and understanding. For us, the world has not changed one bit.
Allow me to paraphrase:
These gun owners are our neighbors, our co-workers and our friends, and they look just like us. They are the parents of our children's classmates and soccer teammates. They go to work and go grocery shopping like everyone else. For them, responsible gun ownership has made their lives a little better. They have been entrusted with providing security for their families and loved ones, for keeping their neighborhoods safe, and maybe, just maybe, a little more respect and understanding. For us, the world has not changed one bit.
As your hero Deval is wont to say - CONNECT THE DOTS!
This is the same David Linsky who, back in 2004, sponsored legislation that would have required all licensed gun owners (not the armed criminals walking the streets with impunity) to carry a quarter-million dollars of liability insurance, in the event their guns broke of the safe one night and started shooting people at random.
The same David Linsky who, as a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, is responsible for spending the money of the taxpayers of Massachusetts, while feeling no overwhelming obligation on his part to pay his own taxes.
The same David Linsky who opposes the death penalty for convicted murderous scumbags, while working tirelessly to prevent the law-abiding citizens from having the means to defend themselves from the same. Hey, convicted murderous scumbags have rights, too!
The same David Linsky whoalongsidede Jarrett "I've NEVER Met a Gun Control Bill I Didn't Like" Barrios, brought us the "common sense" ban on guns that look scarier than others, regardless of their actual functionality.
Yeah...quite the upstanding champion of common-sense, individual rights and personal liberties you folks have got there.
Feel like beating this horse a little more? I mean, it is Saturday, what else do you have to do? Then, click on over to this thread at Universal Hub for more commentary on this topic, including such educated, rational statements as...
...it's a public health menace to let every moron have a gun.
...what would have happened if everyone in the neighborhood had a gun to shoot back -- Baghdad, anyone?
...people who want a hunting rifle...
...the nut who "wants to protect himself"
And this gem of an unwarranted personal attack on yours truly.
I don't want someone with your lack of impulse control running out and buying a gun right after someone makes you mad.
Ask not for whom the cuckoo clock tolls...