Friday, January 18, 2013

Why The NRA And Others Must Face New Reality

Our dear friend Christine Flowers (a strong supporter of gun rights) has a wonderful op-ed in the Philadelphia Daily News that wisely sums up the new realities for those who correctly champion the Second Amendment. Christine points out that it's time for some give on the issue from the NRA and others. We agree. Here's an excerpt:
When reality changes, you can't simply throw a tantrum and say, "This is not how I want it to be, dammit!" You adapt. You don't cling to your esoteric rights and dare other people to strip them from you. You don't pretend that the mentally ill are all benign and pitiful victims who need to be protected from the horrible, bigoted world around them. You also don't start making ridiculous, apocalyptic statements about the government seizing your weapons and waging war against the noble citizen.
What we need now are people of good faith and without political agendas coming together to write an appropriate epitaph for those martyred babies and their courageous teachers. We don't need Joe Biden strutting around the national stage pretending to be relevant and shoving his pieties in the faces of those he disdains.
Click here to read the entire column.

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