Gotta love this old saw!
I’m a hunter and a sportswoman. I own guns, but not for self-defense. I support gun control laws. I would happily vote to repeal the Stand Your Ground law in my home state of Oregon. In other words, the N.R.A. does not represent me.
Nor should it. The NRA supports the 2nd Amendment. As I like to point out, George Washington didn’t cross the Delaware River to get to his Duck Blind. The 2nd Amendment has never been about hunting. Further the 1st Amendment isn’t about tweeting what you had for breakfast, either. It IS about your freedom to speak out against a Constitutionally protected right, the right to self defense, and to tell lies about the NRA. Nobody cares one way or another about Suzie Mom-Blogger talking about the trials and tribulations of poopie diapers. People DO want to silence people who are a direct threat, like your malicious and ignorant statements, or from hate groups like the KKK or the New Black Panthers.
The Constitution doesn’t allow for their silencing simply because we may not like what they say. I think this is a good thing…you probably do too, but don’t think the other Amendments should apply so liberally.
I would like to hunt, but overall I live in a fairly urban environment, for me to hunt it would need to be a planned vacation, not weekend excursion or a fair weather pastime like it is for you. My guns are for the defense of my life and the lives of whom I care about.
What are your guns for? For personal enjoyment, and the killing of meat we have a surplus of at the local grocery stores. Whose opinion is relevant now?
Of course who’s relevant and who’s a stuffy elitist is irrelevant, as the 2nd Amendment doesn’t put any preclusion on hunting, and not only do I have zero issue with the sport, I’d love to participate. But she doesn’t want me to, because my hunting rifle looks scary.
Lily Raff McCaulou is a white woman voting for Jim Crow laws because she isn’t black, nor are any of her family members, and frankly she finds blacks scary.
And this attitude is why their side is losing ground so rapidly.