So Joan Peterson is now quoting me from this post where I discuss victims of violent crime who had their lives saved with personal firearms, and how that pretains to the message behind the candlelight vigil we held. You won’t find a single story where a candle saved a life (but candles are a leading cause of house fires, so they can take lives) but there are MANY stories like these that show that guns save lives every day. Also she linked Jennifer’s post on this horrific violent crime.
I’m quite pleased that Joan is doing this. One of the most compelling reason to buy a gun myself was when I realized that guns save far more lives than they take. I’m Glad Joan is not only linking me, but quoting me on her blog which previously would never acknowledge such events. Defensive gun uses are generally the elephant in the room for the Anti-Rights types, as in an argument where pro-gun people can only frame their gun ownership in terms of sport and collecting, that argument will ALWAYS lose, as no matter what as the negatives will be the abuses of guns in society, and the positives will be fun-and-games. No rational person will chose the gun. But if you frame guns as a tool to protect innocent lives and resist tyranny, and cite the number of lives SAVED by personal firearms EVERYDAY, and compare that with the innocent lives harmed by them, well there is no contest.
I’m not sure that’s what Joan intended to say…but that sure is what she DID say! She closes with this.
So there you have it dear readers. These are the people who read my blog and then go and comment on other people’s blogs. These are the people who the NRA represents. These are the people who think they can threaten, demean, name-call, abuse, belittle, and mock. During and after the candlelight vigils to honor victims of gun violence, the gun rights extremists ramped up their rhetoric. Victims make them nervous. They don’t like victims….It’s odd that they don’t see how failure to do something has resulted in more victims. And then, cynically, they try to find their own victims. The truth is that there are too many victims and they know it. So to the pro gun bloggers who find it amusing to mock victims and survivors of gun violence, your words are here for all to see and they aren’t pretty.
Now two interesting points, first Joan claims people have made THREATS against her and other anti-rights activists. That’s a lie, and a rather cruel one. She should be ashamed. 2nd She says we “don’t like victims”…and then says we “cynically try to find our own victims”. Excuse me? First up who’s claiming ownership over victims of violent crime? That’s a very bizarre and unhealthy statement. And then claiming “cynicism” about the citations of ACTUAL victims of ACTUAL violent crimes? Who’s disrespecting victims now?
Joan is claiming certain victims as “her own” and other victims as not only the result of cynicism, but her words “Try to Find” when their names and stories are all there for everybody to see, claims that they are in themselves somehow invalid.
And this is where we get the term “Blood Dancing”, they only respect the lives lost that are useful to them. Also you’ll note that while Joan takes offense to me pointing out that she invokes the name of her dead sister for any number of irrelevant laws that played ZERO part in her sister’s death, but she makes no effort to refute it.
There were no “High Capacity Magazines” at the scene of her sister’s murder, but you have invoked Barbara’s name for magazine bans.
There were no “Assault Weapons” at the scene of her sister’s murder, but she has invoked Barbara’s name for “Assault Weapons” bans.
Conceal Carry was illegal in the state of Minnesota at the time of the murder, but she has invoked Barbara’s name for restrictions on Conceal carry.
None of the weapons found at the scene were bought through private sale, nor were any legally posessed because Russell Lund was the subject to a restraining order, but she has invoked Barbara’s name for the private sale of firearms, and universal background checks.
She has also claimed that Russell Lund was not a criminal until he pulled the trigger murdering her sister and her friend, but Mr. Lund was in and out of court, and in and out of mental facilities, as well as a known abusive man with a harsh temper.
She won’t refute these facts because they are true.
She claims that our agenda will result in more victims, but there is NO data supporting that, but with record gun sales and conceal carry permit issuance, violent crime is at an all-time low.
So look at what’s been said, what’s been done, and the cold-hard facts, and ask yourself, who’s shown the most respect, and who is doing the most to STOP this problem.
There are indeed too many victims, I’ve made my case, you decide.
Also Joan felt some need to also inflict her ugliness on the lovely Jennifer. Jennifer is a tough lady, and she doesn’t need me to watch her back. Her rebuttal is right here, you should read that too!
Be safe out there, and if you care about results, carry your guns!