October 23, 2008

NRA Ad: Imagine

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 23, 2008 10:36 AM

Before the inevitable sightings of the spectral Willie Horton it is advisable to recall the racist genesis of gun control laws. The ability to defend oneself from violence is the FIRST right without which all others are weak pups at best. With the demonstrated ability of the Democrats to justify ANY action against those they deem um, sub-prime the 2nd Amendment is our final bulwark against encroaching government as well as the street thuggery the Obamanation holds in such high regard.

Posted by: megapotamus at October 23, 2008 12:33 PM

Your page is displaying badly in box Firefox and IE. The center column with the posts go too far to the right, and the ads lay over top of the blog posts.

Posted by: Brian at October 23, 2008 01:27 PM

yup. Happens when you leave a open.


Posted by: Confederate Yankee at October 23, 2008 01:30 PM

I like the ad. But just how many NRA-friendly voters out there were going to vote for Obama? I have to believe that is a fairly small number.

It seems to me more of a way to fire a shot across the bows of the conservative Dem's, forcing some of them to profess support for 2nd Amendment rights prior to the election.

Posted by: iconoclast at October 23, 2008 05:26 PM

Maybe the Inflated One had some pals he didn't want gettin' shot at...? (Sarcasm off.)

Posted by: Broadsword at October 24, 2008 07:00 AM

The tyrant must disarm the citizens before he can force his will on them. A government that can give you everything you want is a government that can take everything you have.

Posted by: Zelsdorf Ragshaft III at October 24, 2008 09:51 AM

Everyone probably has heard how dangerous Russia has been in the last decade, particularly around Moscow. Lots of crime, much of it violent.

I was recently traveling in Russia and saw some evidence of this in the security of the apartments. The doors to each apartment were made of at least 10 ga steel with 4-5 sliding bolt locks! Russians are pretty tough, so I asked how and why so many were terrorized by the gangs of young toughs/drunks. Didn't they have pistols to protect themselves?

Short answer--no. Handguns are prohibited. Longarms can be purchased after dealing with the RF bureaucracy (unbelievable experience) and must be secured while at home.

So only criminals had handguns. And the police--who are incredibly corrupt in Russia selling handguns to criminals, among other crimes--are of course never around when a crime is being committed.

So the Russians live in constant fear.

Posted by: iconoclast at October 24, 2008 11:21 AM

"So the Russians live in constant fear."

They had their change in 1917.

Posted by: George Bruce at October 24, 2008 11:45 AM

"They had their change in 1917. "

Comrade how right you are.

Change. Coming soon to re-organized neighborhoods near all of us.

Uncle Joe would be laughing right now if there were such a thing as an afterlife, which of course is a corrupt capitalist Western construct.

Posted by: Comrade Doktor Nyet at October 27, 2008 02:39 PM