Steve McCann has a powerful article today over at the American Thinker entitled The American Left is Beneath Contempt, in which McCann reveals an autobiographical detail that is both gripping, and powerful. I won't reveal the story here. McCann can tell you, first hand. There are people in the world who only learn by doing. I like to call such people "finger in the light socket" types. As a child, your mother warns you not to put your finger in the light socket, or not to touch the stove, don't play with matches, etc. But some children don't get it until they actually do these things, sometimes repeatedly, until they learn for themselves. I on the other hand, learn from the testimony of others. McCann:
On the contrary, I own a handgun today because of coming face-to face-with the evil that permeates some men’s souls. I and the girl I rescued were defenseless. There were no police or armed citizens around and the death of another homeless, displaced and unknown boy and girl, buried in an unmarked mass grave, would have been just another easily ignored casualty of the post-War period. I was determined that I would never again face a similar circumstance. I have had firearms in my possession for virtually my entire life, as I have been fortunate to live in the one nation on earth that has embedded in its founding documents the right to bear arms.
However, I also recognized that this right is, in many ways, the foundational basis of preserving and protecting freedom of speech, religion, assembly and private property ownership. In order for the American Left to establish a socialist oligarchy that foundational basis must be dramatically eroded along with individual freedom.I was at the range yesterday, practicing my draw and fire technique. Yes, I carry a gun. No, I don't want to shoot anyone. But, I will not be intimidated by anyone either. If confronted with a shooter, I might die anyway, but it will not be for lack of putting up a defense. Which brings me to A seriously sissified shooting story by Russ Vaughn over at the American Thinker. Click on the link and read the New York Daily News piece yourself. It is truly LOL funny until you realize the guy is not kidding. Vaughn:
If Kuntzmann has masochistic tendencies, then today he must be basking resplendently in the utter contempt and ridicule being directed his way from millions of American gun owners who read his article, opening with this sentence: "It feels like a bazooka – and sounds like a cannon," about a lightweight sporting rifle that is so easy to handle that it is popular enough with teenage female shooters to be manufactured in hot pink Barbie versions. But an admittedly "terrified" Kuntzmann goes on to proudly parade his ignorance by inferring that such a weapon can fire a forty-round "clip" in less than five seconds.
Right here I'll wager Kuntzmann any amount he chooses that he can't possibly fire forty rounds from an AR-15 in less than five seconds, because an AR-15 is a semi-automatic weapon, which requires the trigger to be pulled back fully to firing position for every individual round fired. Even with his pinky finger fully extended, Gersh just ain't that good a gunner. He simply can't operate that trigger that fast. By the way, you can always tell a liberal writer expounding on firearms because they invariably use the term "clip" rather than the correct term "magazine." And, Kuntzmann, magazines are typically configured for 20 or 30 rounds, not 40, as anyone with minimal knowledge of firearms knows.The scary part is that millions of people in the New York area have never had any exposure to guns of any sort, and so this guy can write such drivel, and it merely adds to the "things they know that aren't so." It is absolutely unconscionable, and yet, there it is. One wonders if there is anything that can break through the wall of ignorance? One also wonders whether the editors who publish this tripe are evil, or merely ignorant?