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Guest Opinion Writer Ignores Reality In Anti-Gun Tirade

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Not everyone agrees with us on guns. Frankly, that’s fine. Not everyone does need to agree on whether we have a right to keep and bear arms. People have a right to their opinions, even if I happen to think their opinions are wrong and ignorant.

What people don’t have a right to are their own facts.

For better or worse, reality is what it is, and you don’t get to reshape reality just because it doesn’t conform to what you’d rather it look like. Yet that’s exactly what happens when you completely ignore things that have really happened and pretend that it simply doesn’t exist.

Take this guest opinion writer’s comments for The Intelligencer, a paper in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

The front-page story of the Intelligencer published May 1 with the headline, “Pa. gun owners rally at Capital,” was noteworthy. Our First Amendment rights are protected so folks of a like-mind can gather and protest or advocate peacefully. This is part of what and who we are as a democracy under the rule of law.

However, it is not right that the protesters in support of the Second Amendment should use scare tactics to frighten gun owners. The quote by Joshua Prince is one such example. “Make no mistake about it, they’re coming for your guns.” Taking everyone’s guns has never been a consideration and only hinders a serious dialogue on the subject of gun control.

Never been a consideration? Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens recently penned an op-ed calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. As many as one in three Democrats agree with him on the topic, I might add.

A friend of mine, science fiction author David Burkhead, has made it a bit of a mission to document all the Democrats who have said they were coming for our guns in various ways. He keeps a running account on his blog, I might add. It’s quite an impressive list, especially since we’re being assured by a writer in Doylestown, Penn that no one is coming for our guns.

The truth of the matter is that while she, personally, may not consider a complete repeal of the Second Amendment something worthy of her efforts and that she, personally, may not want to take everyone’s guns away, she’s in no position to speak for everyone else who opposes the right to keep and bear arms.

Over and over again, gun owners have been tasked with giving up just a little bit of our freedom in exchange for other people feeling safer. What’s more, we’ve done it. Time and time again, we gave and we gave. Time and time again, more and more was asked of us.

Now, we’re done. We understand the endgame. The effort is to “compromise” us to death, to keep asking more and more until there’s nothing left.

My buddy Law Dog has a great metaphor for just how this goes, using cake as an example. The premise is the same.

The truth is, they are coming for our guns. That’s a given. We can show our work until the cows come home.

And that makes any claim to the contrary a case of someone rejecting reality and trying to insert her own facts into the conversation.

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I cant give up any more of my 2 amendment rights i already don t carry when I go to the bank and movies and bar ext.so I try not to go to these places I hate crowds my 9mm is my zanx really i won't touch it unless I need to don t wanna hurt nobody I just don't trust crowds I'm sure other people have other methods but I deal with the reality theres a good amount of "badguys" out there and I just want the equal opportunity to protect myself everywhere I feel like going...can't do it sorry I'll ccw everywhere I go if my gun scares the kids.

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I ignore such signs except at work, it's not worth getting fired over unless I know of an imminent threat then I would take the risk, so I just carry a small lock blade in my pocket at work and keep my mouse gun in the truck in the parking lot.  In Indiana, your vehicle is an extension of your private property and it's nobody's business what is in your vehicle.  So as long as you keep it locked in your vehicle and out of sight they can't say anything about it.  Kind of like don't ask don't tell.  As to such signs in banks, and other businesses, here they hold no force of law.  If they actually catch you carrying they can ask you to leave immediately and as long as you comply there is no law broken.  If you don't comply then once you are asked to leave if you refuse you are trespassing, but that is all you can be charged with unless you escalate the situation further.  So I ignore the signs and carry and go about my business as usual and never had a problem.

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