Gloating from the other side–me thinks it’s rather premature

Since Tuesday’s elections, the anti-gun extremists have been fairly swooning with glee (at least that’s the appearance they’re putting up for public consumption). It seems that they would have us believe that Republicans have been the only thing standing between this country and insanely draconian gun laws. From the Brady Bunch to the VPC (Victim Producing Center, as I like to call them), to the Gun Guys, they seem to think Senator Feinstein’s daydream of “Turn them all in, Mr. and Mrs. America,” is right around the corner.

The Gun Guys have even gone so far as to imply that the (supposedly) impending departure of John Bolton (to whom they refer as “the NRA thug”–I get the feeling they don’t like him) is a major blow to the NRA, and thus a major boon to the gun rights deprivation lobby. They base this…interesting idea on the fact that the U.S. opposed a U.N. resolution to violate gun rights worldwide. This, they seem to think, was the work of the NRA (because Bolton apparently consults with them, instead of the President, the Secretary of State, etc.). Definitely some odd ideas in those heads of theirs.

As I said yesterday, while the Republicans certainly lost big–I just don’t see gun rights as having been set back much at all. Dave Kopel has an excellent article detailing why that is the case.

I’d like to propose a wager with the (currently giddy) anti-gun bigots–I’ll bet enough cash for a Barrett .50 caliber semi-automatic rifle, that 2, 4, or more years down the line, I’ll not only have all the guns I do now, but a few more, as well.


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