Pretty please, with sugar on top, keep your filthy hooks off our @!#% guns, so we don’t have to kill you

A couple days ago, I wrote about Robert Smith, Jr, who, in a blog he writes for The Detroit News, contends that the Founding Fathers were wrong to extend Constitutional protection to the fundamental, absolute human right of the individual to keep and bear arms, and who indeed argues that we should “Ban All Guns.” I wasn’t the only gun rights advocate to take exception to this advocacy of such an attack on liberty–Pistolero, David Codrea, and Mike Vanderboegh (must read) have all weighed in on the subject.

Some of the criticism came not in blogs, but in comments left at the site of Mr. Smith’s opinion piece. Now, it seems that another Detroit News blogger, Libby Spencer, thinks the criticism is out of line (excerpt follows):

Nonetheless, the point is, most people who are for gun bans don’t have experience with hunters or recreational gun owners. Their only knowledge comes from the real dangers of inner city use in the commission of crimes. When you respond to the slightest whiff of disagreement with hateful pile-ons such as we’re seeing in the comment section now, you not only make supporters of your rights like me want to rethink my position but also solidify the fears of those who would ban guns altogether.

If you don’t want to be treated like a raging pack of trigger happy hotheads, don’t act like one. A little civility in making your case would go a long way.

In other words, it seems that Libby, although supposedly one of the “supporters of [our] rights” (she can keep her “support,” as far as I’m concerned), thinks that we should be polite in defense of our fundamental rights.

The problem with that is that it’s just so damned difficult to come up with a polite way of saying “If you try to take our firearms we will kill you.” The title of this blog post is about the best I could do.

Thanks, Pistolero, for bringing Libby’s chastisement of gun rights advocates to my attention.

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