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Bitter Flower Children

Date sent: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 15:14:16 -0500
From: "John W. Watkins Jr," <>
Subject: My response to this bitter little flower child

Guns & Booze Editorial:

Again, we see the trials and tribulations of the anti gunners after the September 11 tragedy. Poor little things, their issues are now nonstarters for the most part.

Virginia Citizens who have concealed carry permits pass a rigorous background check before the "Right" is granted. These people are law abiding citizens of the community and fully comprehend the responsibilities involved.

Since Virginia is also an open carry state, any restaurateur who is uncomfortable with this right may ask the citizen to leave his discretely exposed weapon outside, hopefully, securely stored in his or her car. Economic suicide is usually the fate for establishments who post no gun stickers on their front doors, especially those in Republican "Fly Over Country".

I wonder how many World War II and Korea touring veterans are carrying protection when they get out of their elaborate motor homes to dine say, in a Williamsburg tourist trap along the strip.

Even Senator Depend's (Patrick Leayhy's) state, Vermont respects their citizens to carry concealed without a permit. I'll bet there are a lot of shoot-out in bars out there. Right?

Just what part of the pop culture your friends in the media created scares you? We now have "Flower Children" who are, dare I say, parents?

The social engineering mantra reads like this:

"We trust you to tie your shoe laces."
"For everything else, there's GOVERNMENT."

John W. Watkins Jr.
Richmond, Va.

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"Some people think that the Second Amendment is an outdated relic of an earlier time. Doubtless some also think that constitutional protections of other rights are outdated relics of earlier times. We The People own those rights regardless, unless and until We The People repeal them. For those who believe it to be outdated, the Second Amendment provides a good test of whether their allegiance is really to the Constitution of the United States, or only to their preferences in public policies and audiences. The Constitution is law, not vague aspirations, and we are obligated to protect, defend, and apply it. If the Second Amendment were truly an outdated relic, the Constitution provides a method for repeal. The Constitution does not furnish the federal courts with an eraser." --9th Circuit Court Judge Andrew Kleinfeld, dissenting opinion in which the court refused to rehear the case while citing deeply flawed anti-Second Amendment nonsense (Nordyke v. King; opinion filed April 5, 2004)

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