"What is it about peaceniks that makes them so violent?" is the question asked today over at the American Thinker in a piece by Henry Percy entitled Killing Republicans is OK for the Left?
I have pondered this interesting phenomenon with respect to anti-gunners. But of course, a peacenik is almost 99% guaranteed to also be an anti-gunner. My thoughts? These people are barely in control of their own emotions and impulses most of the time. They then make the classic mistake of projecting onto everyone else these same shortcomings in personality. Since they can't trust themselves with a gun, they assume they can't trust you with one either.
What they don't realize is that just as the knowledge of the lethal power of an automobile causes most of us to operate it carefully to avoid mayhem and death to ourselves and others, so the knowledge of the lethal power of a weapon causes most of us to behave in a manner such that we won't have to use it.