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GUNS Magazine January 2010 - Page 62
VIEWS NEWS AND REVIEWS RIGHTS WATCH • DAVID CODREA • The MosT Dangerous gaMe “I used to bring all of my producers to the shooting range in Manhattan,” MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow told NBC “Late Night” host Jimmy Fallon. What’s that? One of the most vocal “liberals” in the media championing the right to keep and bear arms? Hardly. “I like making liberals shoot guns,” she explained, “I just don’t think we should be allowed to bring them home… just leave it there. It’s a game.” A communal solution coming from a progressive. How unsurprising, and not far from one of the gungrabbers’ dreams. From “Not-So Safe-Storage Laws,” by Dave Kopel, Dr. Paul Gallant and Dr. Joanne Eisen, we’re told “[A] nti-gun lobbies… have begun pushing for ‘community storage.’ Rather than keeping your guns in a safe in your home, you would have to keep your guns at a police station. When you wanted to use your gun for the day, you could check it out…” For sport, you see. Because it’s all a game. Except it’s not. What Maddow is talking about is nothing less than the complete evisceration of the Second Amendment. Which is a goal she shares with other elite media colleagues, who belittle gun rights activists with the platitude “Nobody wants to take your guns” while proposing doing exactly that. The truth is, gun owners who reject their demands for control enrage them. And they use their positions of public access to make that known, to vent and even to deliberately mislead. So when Chris Matthews interviewed a citizen, who had legally carried a holstered firearm on private property near a health care rally where the president was later to appear (but nowhere near the president himself), the Hardball host couldn’t restrain himself from exploding in outrage at his guest over “the g… d… n gun!” Continuing with their tradition of excellence in anti-gun propaganda, MSNBC deliberately cropped a photo of a man legally carrying a rifle at another event so the audience couldn’t tell that he was black. Per gun law expert, attorney and author Alan Korwin in an Arizona Republic opinion piece, “NBC-TV’s affiliate confessed (off-air) that including the armed man’s race… would undermine ‘the whole redneck right-wing extremist thing.’” Which was the tack used by leftwing author, cartoonist and syndicated columnist Ted Rall, who used it to introduce his attack on gun owners who resist the national socialist agenda. “This is a revival of Klanism,” Rall claims. “A black man is president, and the good ol’ boys don’t like it.” Nothing like stereotyping people you hate as haters who stereotype. Which leads us to Rall’s “final solution”: “These town hall terrorists could be declared enemy combatants and bundled off to Bagram with the stroke of a pen. If ever there were a reason for suspending civil rights, this is it.” Careful, Mr. Rall. You’re talking about testing the ultimate last-resort purpose behind the Second Amendment. Some of us armed Americans take our Bill of Rights seriously and will not go gentle into that good night, bundled or by ourselves. You and your fellow travelers are playing a most dangerous game. Visit David Codrea’s online journal The War on Guns at waronguns.blogspot.com. 62 WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM • JANUARY 2010