Pining for the peaceful paradise of an omnipotent state
Pining for the peaceful paradise of an omnipotent state
On April 20, the evening after armed culprits invaded a Colorado high
school with pipe bombs and firearms in what police described as an
"apparent suicide mission," an urban animal-rights activist, apparently
having seen my defenses of the Second Amendment, sent me the following
by Vin Suprynowicz
"I bet you must be very proud of those two militant freaks that murdered
their fellow student and then took their own worthless lives. Hopefully you
will be the next random victim of some loose cannon with an assault weapon.
"May God have mercy on your misguided soul."
Greetings, whoever you are --
In Israel, teachers and parents who serve as school aides go armed at all
times on school grounds, with semi-automatic weapons. Since this policy was
put into effect, terrorist attacks in Israeli schools have dropped to zero.
The only recent exception was the tragic case of a group of schoolchildren
who were murdered by an Arab gunman as they visited the "Zone of Peace" on
the Jordanian border. The Jordanians specifically requested that the
Israeli teachers and chaperones leave their weapons behind ... which they
American schools are, on the other hand, "gun free zones" by order of our
chief cowards and socialist bed-wetters, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and
Charles Schumer and Diane Feinstein. Therefore, our schools make ideal
targets for misguided gunmen, who already violate dozens of laws when they
undertake such actions -- demonstrating that no number of victim
disarmament laws will ever stop such creatures. (Washington, D.C. should be
a peaceful paradise if "gun control" laws work. But instead that city has
one of our highest murder rates -- isn't that curious?)
I, too, hope the next time some nut takes it into his head to shoot an
innocent child, he encounters me first. One of two things will then happen:
1) I will die, instead of an innocent child. Good trade; or 2) Being
well-armed and trained in the use of the weapons which our Founding Fathers
considered it our right and duty to own and carry (in
order to protect their legacy of freedom against inevitable creeping
tyranny) I will down the outlaw. An even better trade.
If someone attacks a helpless child while you're nearby, will you have
the weapon and the training to stop them? (You'll dial 9-1-1, won't you?
Average waiting time in Los Angeles today after dialing 9-1-1 is 20
minutes.) If the attack occurs in a school, will the nearby adults be
helpless to save that child's life, due to victim disarmament laws you've
In either case, are you sure God will have mercy on your soul, after you
have knowingly betrayed our heritage of freedom, condemning the innocent to
die without defense?
Unlike you, I do not hope you die because of your misguided faith in an
armed, omnipotent state -- the same foolhardy faith that led many
well-meaning Jews, Slavs, and Gypsies to stand by and watch their children
gassed to death in Europe in the 1940s because they had foolishly "obeyed
the law" and turned in their weapons, leaving only the army and the police
with arms, while decent men had no recourse but to pray "that the Americans
come with their Garand rifles in time to save us."
Quite to the contrary, as a member of the unorganized militia (as are all
adult, able-bodied Americans), I would still use my weapons to defend your
rights, your property, and the safety of your family, even after you have
condemned me, vilified me, and voted to strip me of my God-given right to
This does not make me a great man. It merely makes me a man.
What your opposite stance makes you, I'm not sure. Do I take it you
oppose the existence or use of all firearms? Do you then believe our
fathers, uncles, and grandfathers were wrong to hit those beaches in
Normandy and Iwo Jima (yes, the names of some of my relatives are on the
granite memorials), carrying these bullet-spewing machines which you hate?
You would have preferred to leave things as they were in 1943, with
millions condemned to fascist slavery?
And what about today in Littleton, Colorado? Would you have condemned the
police to enter that building without firearms? Or do you actually believe
that firearms are fine, so long as they're only in the possession of
government agents ... as was the case under Stalin in 1931, under Hitler in
1942, under Mao in 1955, under Pol Pot in 1971? My, you must be very proud
of those "militant freaks" who put
your doctrines into effect, murdering 10 million in the
Ukraine, 8 million in Germany and the Nazi empire, more millions in China,
and (the piker!) a mere few hundred thousand in Cambodia.
Continue on your present course. You seem to be in the majority. So, with
luck, you may yet survive -- at least briefly -- to live under just such a
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