Start practicing your quick draw because today, in this country, we have arrived at the gun extremists’ utopian world of gun anarchy. No doubt partly driven by nostalgia for the days of “Wild West” vigilante justice with a peacemaker pistol, the reality of modern gunfighting with its semi-automatic weapons will, unfortunately, turn a 1950s John Wayne shootout into a bloody Tarantino-style mess.
Just last month two Milwaukee conceal carry holders (at the urging of their local sheriff for citizens to arm themselves against criminals) had a running gunbattle through town and down a highway.
In this state, we have conceal carry permits being handed out like party favors and de facto stand your ground laws sanctioning murder of unarmed people.
Washington state protects wildlife from poachers (by confiscating the poachers’ guns) but abusive husbands with court orders against them who threaten to kill their wives and children are not required to surrender their firearms at all. We have now reached a point of gun lawlessness that threatens the civility of our modern society.
We can thank the surreptitious efforts of the NRA who have been working tirelessly, state by state, to undo all those archaic gun laws that attempt to govern responsible gun ownership, but in reality just violate the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding gun owners. Unfortunately, the NRA’s definition of law-abiding includes felons, domestic violence abusers and terrorists on the FBI’s watch list — yet still it has been fighting hard to protect these groups of gun owners (aka “reliable customers”).
In truth, the NRA’s definition of “law abiding” is just about any white male citizen owning a gun.
We can get rid of police, the sheriff, courts and all laws (because criminals don’t obey them anyway) so it will be every man, woman and child for themselves. Maybe all this lawless anarchy will be a good thing.
With the legislative impotence of Congress today — unable to pass any laws, we can fast track our rights instantly with a gun. Women and minorities, who have waited decades for the slow wheels of justice to serve them will be instantly served.
Your abusive husband threatens you and your family? You no longer have to stand by your man, just stand your ground.
A .45 is quicker than obtaining that toothless restraining order — just be sure to practice your quick draw first.