He is dedicated to the Second Amendment and our freedoms in general. His passion rubs off when you hear him speak. And, with anyone that is vocal about our freedoms, there are those that would paint him as a nut job or extremist.
Tea Party's After-Party: More Extremism as Gun Rights Activists Hit Washington
On April 19, an assortment of gun-rights groups will mount the Second Amendment March at the grounds of the Washington Monument. On the Web site for the march, its founder, Skip Coryell, calls it a "peaceful" event. But these folks, as the Violence Policy Center points out in a new report, are pushing a virulent strain of anti-government extremism that certainly could drive a body to take violent action.
More liberal crap. The violence policy center is nothing but a gun ban group. They are upset that more and more states are allowing their citizens more rights under the second amendment. They claim they want to stop gun violence, when everyone knows the truth. They want everyone to be defenseless against the criminals. That's all banning hand guns will do, criminals aren't going to pay attention, that's why they are called criminals.
Put this all together -- saber rattlng, militia fomenting, demonizing government -- and you have a brew of far-right paranoia mixed with guns. When have we seen this before? Oh yeah, Timothy McVeigh and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. And here's the kicker: This pro-gun march will happen on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma bombing. This is not insensitivity; it's a message.
There it is, they always come back to McVeigh. He was a nut job that has absolutely nothing to do with what we are doing. I have yet to find anyone associated with the march that That thinks this is what we are celebrating. They don't mention that patriots day, April 19th is the 235th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord.
As the Violence Policy Center notes,
And just what are we supposed to do about some "lone wolf"? The sponsors and members of the march don't have any control over everyone that might attend a rally somewhere in the country. The VPC is a little over the top.The gun lobby is once again embracing -- and equally important, validating -- the anti-government rhetoric being offered by activists that range from Tea Party members, through pro-gun advocates, to members of the militia movement.
And as was the case with Timothy McVeigh, the risk lies not so much with the organized members of these groups, but with the "lone wolves" who not only embrace their rhetoric, but are willing to act on it with violence.
Mr Corn ends with this little jewel.
That's right. When people are blasting the federal government as tyrannical, suggesting that government-imposed concentration camps are around the corner, encouraging people to threaten the government with force, or comparing the president to the Nazis and accusing him of being a secret Kenyan-born Muslim imposing socialism on the United States, they are setting the stage for violence. The Tea Partiers are extreme in their hatred of the Obama administration, but these gun-rights radicals are downright dangerous. They talk of insurrection -- and they do have guns.
For one thing, the Tea Party is a separate group. I did go to the rally last Thursday. I couldn't stay long but does that make me a nut job just because I believe we need less government? Some of these liberals should get out and meet people more.
And the articles are out there all with the same message. The people participating in the 2nd Amendment March are all a bunch of nuts wanting to overthrow our government. I swear I would love to know where they come up with some of their ideas.
Here's a article that gives a little perspective.
Even Newsweek is getting in on the act.But the feds and local authorities will be watching closely on April 19, when the Oath Keepers mark their first anniversary and join a Second Amendment March on Washington to celebrate the right to bear arms. The Oath Keepers say they are commemorating the first shots of the Revolutionary War fired at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, but April 19 is also the anniversary of the end of the FBI siege at Waco, Texas, in 1993, as well as the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.--Newsweek