Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Yeah. Sure.

Eric Holder: Gun Owners Should ‘Cower’ in Shame Like Smokers

"What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool, that it's not acceptable, it's not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes. You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time. Both my parents did. But over time, we changed the way that people thought about smoking, so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.” Laughter followed.

 Video at the link, from 1995.

So, how did that work, Eric? In 1995, Texas took the first big step in the journey that has now resulted in 49 of our 50 states having some sort of concealed carry law. Only six states have not implemented some sort of "castle doctrine" or "stand your ground" law, and gun sales are through the roof, along with new NRA memberships. The last holdout, Illinois, has been ordered by a federal judge to have some sort of CCW law in place by June, or have all of Illinois' (un-Constitutional) gun laws become null and void.

I'm SO ashamed...of our leaders.

Oh, by the way - none of the smokers I know "cower outside buildings in shame". They smoke outside because they are law-abiding people obeying a nanny-state rule imposed by people who KNOW what is best for all of us.

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