The Socialists and their donors decided to push gun control and firearms confiscation. That didn’t turn out quite the way they planned. Our culture is changing faster than our politics and our politicians can follow. Public perception is changing more rapidly than polls can record opinions and faster than the media can spin their agenda.
There was a lot of spin. Leftists groups put on a very large public relations presentation. MoveOn and Bloomberg helped pay for it. About 10 percent of the marchers actually were under 18 years old. Most of those were bussed in from Democrat controlled cities. 70 percent of the marchers were women recycled from the Women’s march against Trump. Their average age was 49 years old. 89 percent reported voting for Hillary. Firearms were a secondary issue after their disdain for Trump.
What was sold as a youth movement against violence was really a facelift for old leftists causes. Of course, you didn’t hear that from the mainstream news.
We clearly saw a change in tone from the gun prohibitionists. Gone was the veil of “sensible gun-safety regulation”. Marchers held signs saying “Fuck the NRA” while politicians called the NRA a terrorists organization, (though a unique terrorist organization since crime falls when the NRA convention comes to town.)
There was something strange that didn’t happen, and it was conspicuous by its absence. The FBI failed in several of our recent mass murders, yet I couldn’t find a single sign at the march telling the FBI to do its job. Today, the big-state gun prohibitionists are calling to abolish the second amendment. They want to ban firearms and take them, “Yes, I’ll take them from your cold dead hands.” Big government fascists don’t need to be kind anymore. Not with billionaire bucks funding their media events. They want only the government to have guns, a government that they control.
The rest of us drew very different conclusions after these last mass murders. We noticed the string of government failures.
No, this is the President cramming your proggie activism right back down your throat. Choke on ‘Sauce for the Goose is Sauce for the Gander’.
President Trump tweeted the other day about the call by retired Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens to repeal the Second Amendment. (A dumb idea, by the way: Won’t happen, isn’t necessary, wouldn’t work.)
This was Trump’s take: “THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED! As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court!”
If I have to explain to you why the NPR correction and Chuck Todd’s tweet betray massive ignorance of very basic facts of Christianity, then shouldn’t you ask yourself why you don’t know these facts? Even if you’re not a Christian? Christianity is the religion, or at least the religious background, of the overwhelming majority of Americans. The crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ on the Cross on Good Friday is one of the basic teachings of the religion. The name — which is used in English-speaking countries — is presumably meant to observe the paradox that the day on which God was murdered turned out to be eternal victory over death. This is why it is “Good”.
Second, the teaching that Jesus arose from the dead on Easter, and ascended into heaven 40 days later, is basic Christianity. You ought to know this as a matter of elementary cultural literacy. I don’t think either Chuck Todd or Vanessa Romo, the NPR writer who initially mischaracterized Easter, meant any harm or hostility. In Romo’s case, presumably her mistake made it through at least one level of editing. It’s pretty amazing that at a national news organization with high standards, no one thought to look this up before publishing.
If we can’t count on leading journalists to understand the most basic facts about Christian practice and belief, how on earth can we trust them to report fairly and accurately about something as complicated as Christian sexual teaching? How can they trust themselves? How can they even begin to understand why we believe what we believe on all kinds of issues?
The word ‘shill’ comes to mind.
: to act as a shill
to act as a spokesperson or promoter
…the eminent Shakespearean producer … is now shilling for a brokerage house —Andy Rooney
Soon after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary changed its definition of “assault rifle.”
The entry for “assault rifle,” which was updated March 31, 2018, reads as follows:
any of various intermediate-range, magazine-fed military rifles (such as the AK-47) that can be set for automatic or semiautomatic fire; also : a rifle that resembles a military assault rifle but is designed to allow only semiautomatic fire
“The main reason pro-gun people and anti-gun people can’t talk to each other is that their respective rhetorics are based on two irreconcilable worldviews. The anti-gun people are essentially collectivist; the pro-gun people are essentially individualist.
….in my experience individualists have a pretty good understanding of the collectivist worldview. It isn’t difficult for most pro-gun people to perform a convincing imitation of the anti-gun argument. Anti-gun people, on the other hand, seem genuinely incapable of understanding pro-gun arguments, and end up arguing against strawmen tainted by their own collectivist ideology. This leads me to believe that collectivism is an intellectual crutch for those who can’t make sense of individualism.”
HARTSVILLE, SC – (WBTW) – Four people have been arrested in connection to a burglary where deputies say the homeowner shot and hit one of the suspects.
According to Lt. Robert Kilgo with the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are investigating a burglary that took place at a home on Ousleydale Rd, Thursday morning. Deputies believe the homeowner interrupted the burglary, shot a firearm and hit one of the suspects. There is no word on the extent of the suspects injuries.
Gun control advocates are being “honest about where they are … for the first time” on repealing the Second Amendment after retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in a New York Times op-ed that he favors repeal, according to National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
“I think for the first time that we’re finally starting to see anti-gun advocates be honest about where they are on this issue,” Loesch said Thursday on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” morning show. “Whenever they sit here and they talk about the AR-15, we know that that’s a stand-in for all semi-automatic firearms.”
“We see this over and over. And we’re always told, ‘Well, we don’t want to take your guns,’ but yet that is what you’re writing,” Loesch continued. “You’re writing actual editorials in nationally distributed publications where you’re talking about repealing the Second Amendment.”
It’s not often that CNN media reporter Brian Stelter is honest about his blatant biases when it comes to politics, just take his assertions about the President’s mental fitness and his denials of making such connections. But during an appearance on the Monday edition of HLN’s S.E. Cupp Unfiltered, the Reliable Sources host appeared to let it slip that he let radical anti-gun activist David Hogg get away with making false claims about the guns and the NRA during a February 25 interview on his show.
Stelter’s admission came after host S.E. Cupp questioned him about the wisdom of the media’s obsession with elevating only the kids pushing gun control. “Brian, we as a business have been giving these kids a lot of coverage. All the networks have in some way or another,” she explained, noting boringness of nuanced policy. “But the policies is the tough part. Do you think in showing these kids so often, as often as we all do, we’re doing actually them a disservice because the policy is actually what’s going to change this?”
And with no sort of trickery from Cupp, Stelter just blurted out that he let the gun control advocate get away with lying to CNN’s viewers. “A disservice is a strong word, but when I was interviewing David Hogg only ten days after the massacre, there were a few times I wanted to jump in and say let’s correct that fact,” he said.
Cupp immediately wanted to know if Stelter ever corrected the record. According to Stelter, he let most of the lies stand as truth and just tried to make excuses. “And at one of the times I did and other times I did not. There’s always that balance, how many times you’re going to interrupt,” he argued. A blatant double standard that would not fly if Hogg was from the right or someone on Fox News.
The only time Stelter could recall correcting the raging anti-gunner was when he claimed NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch was the CEO of the organization. The instance was such low hanging fruit, he was really just picking it up off the ground under the tree. Interesting side note: That interview was conducted with Hogg sitting next to disgraced CBS anchor Dan Rather, and he gave the young activist-reporter career advice.
Stelter then tried to defend Hogg’s misinformation by speaking positively for his passion for the issue, but in the process spewed his own lies about gun violence. “I think we have to recognize where David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez are coming from. There has been an increase in the lethality of mass shootings in recent years in this country. The so-called top ten list of horrors is very, very ugly and very recent,” he asserted. “I do think they are trying to raise awareness of that.”
But CNN’s own reporting proves that to be false.
We interrupt your national, media-sponsored cryfest for a brief and simple lecture. No notes needed, I’ll provide.
Over the weekend, one of your comrades, Emma Gonzalez, admitted to “ostracizing” the Parkland shooter. As early as middle school. In an event where you, her, and all your other weepy, whining cohorts marched against the Second Amendment rights of Americans who had nothing to do with the events in Parkland. Not only did Emma admit to ostracizing the shooter, she wasn’t sorry for it. An interesting development considering how the young man “turned out.”
Meanwhile, all of you students-turned-activists are blaming the NRA, legal gun-owners, and in some cases Marco Rubio for what happened in Parkland.
Do you see where I’m going with this?
Lemme break it down for you:
If you’ve admitted, as Emma has, that you ostracized the shooter as early as middle school, you’ve admitted a person, not the tool used, is responsible for the shooting. Specifically a person you made to feel excluded (more on this later).
If a person is responsible for his actions, as the shooter is, then a group of opportunistic anti-gun shills actively campaigning against a group which had no involvement in the shooting (the NRA), is irresponsible at best, malicious at worse. Some might say you’re engaging in bullying tactics.
Seems to me if anyone played a role in the shooter’s motive, if anyone contributed to the shooter’s actions, neither Marco Rubio or the NRA is to blame.
It’s not hopeless
So what do guns represent if not a dangerous environment? For many, in both younger and older generations, the privilege of bearing arms has deeply rooted values of “safety, discipline, and trust.” While a huge chunk Generation Columbine marched in protest, the other side is steadfast in their respect of firearms. For these individuals, being around guns provides the rare opportunity to practice safe, focused, and intense discipline, while fully trusting oneself to make clear and concise decisions.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — UPDATE: Police have identified a home invasion suspect who died after being shot by a homeowner. Click here for the latest story.
Metro Nashville Police said a homeowner was attacked and shot an intruder during a home invasion on Wednesday night.
According to MNPD, the homeowner returned to his house on the 100 block of Richard Lee Circle in Hermitage to find two intruders inside. Police said he pulled out a gun at shot one of the intruders.
The other suspect took off on foot. Officers are searching for that suspect and urged neighbors to be vigilant. He was last seen running down Netherlands Drive, but police have since given that area the all clear.
As we’ve long since learned, the Left always tells us what they fear most, by reacting to political developments or policy proposals like scalded vipers, hissing and spitting as they writhe around in agonized hysteria. Not for nothing is the word “catastrophic” one of their favorite descriptive adjectives, since it pretty much describes just about anything they don’t agree with and thus keeps them forever on the edge.
To rational people, their collection of tics, neuroses, and phobias may seem at first to lack a certain consistency, other than a tendency to go from zero to obscenities on Twitter in no time flat. They can easily be against gay marriage (Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, et al.) before they were for it; against illegal immigration (Bill Clinton) before they were for it; and for the Russians (the entire Democratic Party) before they were against them.
Do they contradict themselves? Very well, then, they contradict themselves—after all, they contain multitudes. The only song they really know is Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”
Their latest conniption fit has come over two apparently unrelated things. The first, of course, is guns and by extension the right to one’s own personal self-defense in a dangerous and (thanks to the second thing, about which more in a bit) rapidly destabilizing world. The American frontier of the late 18th century was similarly fraught, as the young country began both to deal with the mature, and often hostile nation-states of old Europe, and to push west, across 2,000 and more miles of unknown territory; the success of the American experiment was far from certain. Accordingly, the Framers bequeathed us the Bill of Rights, which although numbered as amendments are as much a part of the Constitution as the main document.
The Left—which is by turns both malevolent and cowardly, and therefore both tantalized by and fearful of firearms—has never made its hostility toward the Second Amendment a secret, but for decades it was able to keep it under wraps during the half-century or more between the effective closing of the borders to immigration in 1921 and the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, known as the Hart-Celler Act but today chiefly remembered as Ted Kennedy’s lasting gift to the American people.
That period saw the rise of urban ethnic gangsters (mostly Irish, Italians, and Jews, immigrants or children of immigrants, and thus “foreign” to largely Protestant America) and of the indigenous Midwestern bank robbers being chased around the prairies by the FBI, both groups long since tamed and romanticized. When, in 1939, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Miller that a certain kind of sawed-off shotgun could be banned, and cited the Second Amendment’s subordinate “militia” clause as its justification, few kicked about it, because by then gangland had been largely cornered and the country was at peace.
The Miller decision was effectively overturned in 2008 by the Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which finally got around to adjudicating and establishing the individual right aspect of the amendment. Heller, not Miller, was correct, especially in light of the fact that sawed-off shotguns with barrels under 18-20 inches were, in fact, military weapons and thus applicable to militia use. Further, the law under which Miller was decided was the National Firearms Act, which was itself a direct reaction to the then-shocking 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Al Capone’s Chicago. Today, that body count—six gangsters and an unlucky bystander—seems quaint.
Let’s start out with a basic premise – if you are a healthy, law-abiding American citizen you should own, and be proficient with, effective firearms and have sufficient ammunition on hand to act to defend yourself, your family, your community, and your Constitution. That’s what free people do.
Of course, it’s the people who don’t have those tools – backed up by the random goofy vet who tweets pics of himself turning in his personal weapons to baffled and embarrassed law enforcement officers – who want to take your firearms from you. Which presents certain practical difficulties when push comes to shove.
Wait, no, that’s crazy talk. No one wants to take your guns! No one! Stop talking crazy like that because it’s crazy!
And that sign the weirdo at the March for Fewer Rights is holding that says “Harry Potter Would Ban Assault Weapons”? What sign? This is just about common sense gun regulations, not gun control! And all the speakers wanting to ban guns? You, uh, misheard them. Oh wait, now Justice McCryptkeeper has an op-ed in the New York Times called “Repeal the Second Amendment.”
HE’S OFF MESSAGE!
Uh, what op-ed? No one wants to repeal the Second Amendment. Seriously, no one wants to take your guns. There’s nothing behind the curtain. Are you going to believe your own lying eyes and ears?
[Spoiler: You don’t have blood on your hands].
Here’s the deal – everything the liberals say about guns is a lie. Every. Single. Thing.
What the Left is really afraid of is that the census might be used to identify individuals or concentrations of illegals and thus alert the authorities to their locations. This is why the rogue state of California has declared itself a “sanctuary” (note the corruption of the Christian term) and is vigorously opposing the exercise of the federal government’s lawful authority within its state lines. Indeed, Xavier Becerra, the Golden State’s attorney general, has already filed suitagainst the move, even though California has no legal control over either immigration or the census.
So now you see what the Left is, at root, afraid of. Not simply guns or crackdowns on illegal immigration, but of something far more fundamental. They fear, and therefore hate, the Constitution of the United States.
Middle school assignment:
Write gun control letters to your congressmen
No one knows whether the plan was to mail these letters or not. In any case, it’s still indoctrination, and the proggies have their methods to influence growing minds down pat.
Parents! If you’re still not homeschooling, are you at least focused like a laser beam on what the schools are feeding your children who have minds that soak up everything like a dry sponge?
Hampton, GA – A 7th Grade social studies teacher tasked with teaching his students about Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, recently gave his students an assignment to write a letter to Congress supporting gun control.
“For this assignment, you are writing a letter to the lawmakers of the United States. The purpose of this letter is to pressure lawmakers to have stricter gun laws in the United States. Your letter should contain at least five complete sentences. Make sure that you use proper grammatical skills when writing your letter,” read the assignment given out by social studies teacher Corey Sanders to his students at Hampton Middle School.
William Lee told Blue Lives Matter that his son brought the assignment home from school and showed it to him.
“I asked him what he had for homework that night, and he said he had to write a paper on gun control,” said Lee, who is a law enforcement officer in another county from where his son goes to school.
“I said uh oh – let me see the assignment,” the father said.
After reading his son’s homework assignment from Sanders, Lee went into the Google classroom and checked the assignments.
“I looked at it, and I told my son, ‘no, you’re not doing that assignment,’” Lee said. “Then I emailed his teacher the next day and told him that my son would not be writing that.”
The teacher wrote back to Lee and told him that it was fine, and that he wouldn’t mark off his son for not turning it in, he said.
“The first thing I wondered was what was their intent with these letters,” Lee said. “Were they planning to mail them?”
“And then I’d like to know how this fits into my son’s actual curriculum. The Georgia Standard of Excellence – which is what the Henry County curriculum is based on – says that my 7th grader is supposed to be studying Asia, Africa and Middle East in social studies,” Lee said. “There’s nothing in the course curriculum about gun control.”
“….only belongs on a battlefield.”
Point this out to the next gun grabber you run across and see if they’ll go into vapor lock
For the past six months, Tempe police have equipped some of their motorcycle officers with AR-15s, a semi-automatic rifle that has come under scrutiny after recent mass shootings across the country in which such a gun was used.
At least one law enforcement expert says carrying the weapons within public view creates a militaristic look that could send a chilling effect to the community.
However, Tempe police defended its practice, saying it is necessary for motorcycle officers to have the high-powered rifles because today’s criminals can be equipped with military-style weapons, too.
The rifles, when carried by a motorcycle officer, are in plain view to the public.
While motorcycles officers having AR-15s mounted on their vehicles isn’t new in Arizona, having them on full-display in a city such as Tempe could be concerning to some residents, said Tom Nolan, an associate professor of criminology at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.
“If I see police officers riding with machine guns then I’m going to think we have serious public safety problems in this community,” he said.
This is ‘walk back’ from Professor Tribe. He’s as adamant an ati-gunner as you’ll find. Justice Stevens’ openly admitting what is wanted has got the controller in a tizzy simply because they now have no cover. Don’t let anyone kid you, or try to convince you otherwise. The proggies want to disarm the American citizenry. They can’t be bargained with. They can’t be reasoned with. They don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until we’re either subjugated or dead.
The NRA’s strongest rallying cry has been: “They’re coming for our beloved Second Amendment.” Enter Stevens, stage left, boldly calling for the amendment’s demise, thereby giving aid and comfort to the gun lobby’s favorite argument.
For the vast majority of America’s youth who refused to be used as a political pawn in Saturday’s anti-gun marches, I congratulate you!
It is courageous to stand for freedom against government tyranny, especially when your peers are receiving breathless praise from the nation’s media outlets. This is why you, as the vast majority of America’s youth, should not remain silent as your fellow students claim to speak for you in demanding that your right to self-defense be given away. Your right to self-defense is not theirs to give.
It seems that Saturday’s anti-gun march found few, if any, people who value liberty. Unlike other civil rights marches in U.S. history, Saturday’s gun control rally was really an anti-civil rights rally; it was an entirely un-American experience. These marchers seek not to expand your freedoms, but to deprive you and your family of your fundamental right to self-defense. And just like retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens argued yesterday, many of the marchers desire the elimination of the Second Amendment, which guarantees your individual right to effective self-defense.
Don’t be fooled. You should never give away your right to defend yourself and those you care about. Once gone, you will never get this right back.
Be still my beating heart
MARSHALL, Mich. — A Michigan gun store owner shrugged off criticism and went ahead with a class that teaches people how to build their own AR-15 semi-automatic rifles like those used in many mass shootings, including last month’s massacre at a Florida high school.
Chris Walden, who owns Walden’s Firearms in nearby Battle Creek and taught Tuesday’s class, said postponing it until there isn’t a mass shooting in the United States could mean it would never happen.
“There’s always significant things going on and if we tried to weave that between whatever tragedy and anything else, I’m not sure we’d ever find a good time,” Walden said. “Now’s as good a time as any.”
It drew a protest of about 30 people who oppose the further spread of guns and called the timing insulting.
Driven to desperation by their fury at President Trump’s election, his presidency, and Robert Mueller’s failure to substantiate the bogus Russia conspiracy fantasy, progressives are escalating their rhetoric, and in the process, unmasking their true beliefs. For decades, they have obscured their real goals, and pretended to be interested in moderate, incremental measures that they believe would be acceptable to mainstream Americans. Using terms like “compassion” and “fairness,” they have sought to justify handing more and more power to the state, and the importation of a population amenable to state control of all aspects of life.
But in reaction to President Trump’s in-your-face persona and use of the mechanisms of state power for goals they oppose, they have escalated their rhetoric, and in the process exposed their real beliefs that long have been kept hidden from the broader public.
Consider the events of the past few days:
Former Justice John Paul Stevens, once upon a time a Republican but now a long term beltway establishmentarian, openly called for repeal of the Second Amendment. Not “common sense gun control measures” anymore, the mask that gun grabbers formerly wore. It used to be taboo to mention confiscation of guns or repeal of any part of the Bill of Rights, but in their fury, those restraints on candor are being forgotten. The NRA, already experiencing a spike in its membership, now has an even stronger appeal to civil libertarians. “Hands off the Bill of Rights!” is a powerful appeal beyond the ranks of gun owners.
Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania tweeted – and then deleted – its wish list for using Disney’s princesses to propagandize little girls:
Here is the deleted tweet from the organization the GOP funds. pic.twitter.com/ltj0e1o2aY
— Alex Pfeiffer (@PfeifferDC) March 27, 2018
California’s attorney general, Xavier Bacerra, announced his intention to sue – on unspecified grounds – to prevent the federal government from inquiring about citizenship status in the 2020 census. Citizenship is being declared irrelevant, which has been a long term goal of the Left, but one that they have been hesitant to publicly embrace. The notion that someone who violates the border and enters the United States has the same status as people who are citizens is repellant to most Americans, because they value the rights and respect the responsibilities of citizenship, and take pride in being citizens.
Celebrity and Hollywood insider Felicity Huffman openly declared a double standard when it comes to the sin of emitting tons of carbon dioxide. James Delingpole noticed:
It doesn’t matter how many air miles eco-crusader Leonardo DiCaprio racks up in his private jet on his mission to save the planet. All that matters is that his intentions are good, one of his fellow celebrities, actress, Felicity Huffman has explained.
“I think Leonardo DiCaprio has probably done more for the environment than anyone. Does he fly privately? Probably but who cares? But he is doing amazing work, and really getting the message out there,” Huffman told the Daily Mail.
These four examples are drawn from today’s headlines. They illustrate the broader process of unmasking, driven by frustration.
I think that long before he even dreamed of entering politics, Donald Trump realized that by outraging his opponents, he could provoke them into saying and doing things that would prove harmful to their goals by exposing their motives, assumptions, and real intentions.
[I’ve made the same observation to several people. Trump is trolling everyone who opposes him.]
Trump Derangement Syndrome is turning out to be very useful for conservatives.
Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas students; Adam Buchwald and Zach Hibshman have created a group called Parents Promise to Kids.
“Overview: The goal of Parents Promise to Kids (PPTK) is to get parents to vote for candidates who believe that the safety of our children is much more important than guns. We urge parents to sign a contract, found under the CONTRACT page, and then post it on social media. The contract is a promise to their kids to assure that they will never leave their homes in fear of being attacked by people with assault weapons.”
Attention: We want all parents to sign a contract that promises their children that they will vote for children's safety over guns. We want no children to fear for their lives. CHANGE HAPPENS NOW! Check out our CBS INTERVIEW with @NialaCharles pic.twitter.com/xR32SAQJDv
— Parents Promise To Kids (@ParentsPromise) February 28, 2018
This is the contract:
In order to be a ‘good parent’ you must sign a pledge to the Democrat party.
The way this works is, a parent signs the contract, takes a picture with the signed contract, and plasters it all over social media with the above hashtags.
This is the Stalinist ‘child informing on parents’ tactic combined with social justice social media shaming.
The website says that the “hard truth” is that “100% OF SCHOOL SHOOTERS USE GUNS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.” Which is nonsense unless these crims got their hands on artillery. But the point is not to make any sort of sense, it’s to force compliance with the cudgel of social media.
Dissidents used to be shamed in the public square. Mao called them “struggle sessions.” Now this happens on Twitter and Facebook. Again, children are being used against their parents.
— Gina Muscatel (@ginamusky) March 27, 2018
— Parents Promise To Kids (@ParentsPromise) March 29, 2018
Is little more than this:
Regardless of whether you agree with the view of Justice Stevens or Justice Scalia on the meaning of the second amendment, the supreme court has ruled the second amendment allows for the common-sense gun reforms & that’s what we’re working toward! -> https://t.co/tH4usr2SEF
— Brady Campaign (@Bradybuzz) March 28, 2018
The Supreme Court rules that there can be ‘common sense’ gun laws? I’ve never read ‘common sense’ anywhere in Heller or McDonald.
In any case, it’s glaringly apparent that lots of the gun-controllers are scurrying for cover like the cock roaches they are since someone let Stevens get out of his Alzheimer’s unit.
You can tell things are going in the right direction when the Wall St. Journal concludes its editorial on Stevens with this:
“But give credit to the former Justice for honesty about what most gun controllers believe deep in their progressive hearts: The right to own a weapon should be preserved for the state.”