Gun-Owners are Fearful and Paranoid

Posted: 21st January 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in 2nd Amendment
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At least according to Daniel Johnson at Salem-News.

If you want to read the whole load of nonsense, you can go to the above link.  I’ll give you a few choice quotes.

Mr. Johnson says that the support for the 2nd Amendment is about fear, on two levels.

“The first level, which goes back to the beginning, is a fear of government which was legitimate in the 18th century, but hasn’t been applicable since then. A lot of Americans may have missed the news, but King George is dead.”

The problem here is that unfortunately for him, the Second Amendment still exists.  And just because King George is dead, that means that all tyranny is gone from the world?  When the founders wrote the Second Amendment, they weren’t even necessarily thinking about the King – they knew that any time a person is involved with power, it is very possible that they can become power hungry.

“The second level is about fear of other people which can evolve into full blown paranoia, but at its basis is mildly paranoiac itself. Every person walking down the street towards you, may want to do you harm—so have a gun.

Or there is the possibility that someone may break into your home while you are sleeping—so have a gun.

The fear-based possibilities are endless—so have a gun.”

This is like saying that a person who wears a seat-belt looks at every car that they see and thinks it is going to wreck into them.  And that’s a stupid suggestion.  The thing is, people who don’t have guns and who don’t support concealed-carry put a whole lot of seemingly obsessive thought into guns, but people who have gun training and do conceal-carry everyday don’t necessarily.  A person who carries a weapon daily doesn’t look at every person as if they are going to rob them or kill them, but they indeed are prepared if that happens.

Johnson then quotes a whole bunch from a 1999 book, and then at the end of his article lays out this nonsense:

“If gun people and libertarians want to reject the benefits of American society and live freely, independently and unfettered on their own, they should look for caves in Montana and, if they’re full up, Afghanistan probably has vacancies. They’ll definitely need their guns there.”

So now he has come to the conclusion that “gun people” want to “reject the benefits of American society” and blah blah blah, and that they should move away.  Maybe in response a “gun person” should say “if anti-gun people don’t like our Constitution, they should leave?”  Or maybe to be more reasonable they should just educate themselves and become more familiar with the topics that they feel so strongly about.

  1. Phil says:

    What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?-Thomas Jefferson

    The (willful) ignorance of history is amazing! If the second amendment was intended for King George what is his response to this and hundreds similar quotes? It is very clear the second amendment was intended to preserve liberties from foreign countries as well as the very Country he helped establish.

  2. Scott says:

    Exactly.

    Apparently it’s easy to simply ignore facts like that if you don’t agree with what was said by the Founding Fathers, and if confronted with their comments, many just say something like “well that was a long time ago, they couldn’t have known what the world would be like now” etc.

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  5. Curt says:

    “Fearful and Paranoid”
    Why would I be? I am the one with the gun!

    Daniel is getting robbed….what does he do?
    Daniel calls a man with a gun. Daniel and the like are clueless freedom haters.

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