The American right to bear arms is as important, if not more important, than my freedom to say whatever I wish in the press.
The reason for such a bold statement is simple, really: The Second Amendment is our personal insurance policy against the tyranny that would squash our other rights. By allowing an entire nation the ability to defend themselves against an empirical force, there is true sovereignty and autonomy. Without those characteristics, freedom simply cannot exist.
This puts the Second Amendment on a righteous and rightful pedestal above the rest, being only needed when it’s being removed.
Unfortunately, the liberal left believes that their only hope to remain in power is to take it by force, and they have been on a steady path to an attempted repeal of 2A for decades.
Democrats the nation over have been drafting legislation virtually on the backs of the corpses of mass shootings for years, exploiting the victims of these horrific events for political gain. By latching on to the emotional response to these tragedies, the left warps the young mind into believing that compassion is the only virtue worth signaling.
When legislation fails, however, the left often turns ugly, making their attacks wholly personal. Such is the case in Virginia this week.
A lobbyist for the National Rifle Association says anti-gun protestors have targeted his home at least twice, including spraying his house in Virginia with fake blood, as well as protesting at his wife’s business.
Chris Cox, an NRA lobbyist who lives in Alexandria, just outside of Washington, D.C., claims that left-wing protestors have stood outside his wife’s interior design business to hand out flyers, created an anti-Cox website and created posters with photos of child victims of gun violence to hold outside his home.
An attorney for the family told the Washington Post in a statement that the protestors’ tactics have “crossed the line.”
“Mr. and Mrs. Cox have been targeted over the past few months by repeated acts of criminal and unlawful conduct, including having their home vandalized on two occasions,” attorney Elizabeth Locke said. “These coordinated tactics have crossed the line of civility and human decency.”
Patricia Hill, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was arrested after allegedly spraying the blood on the Cox’s home in January and charged with misdemeanor property destruction. She also allegedly sprayed the substance last October.
Real classy, Patty.
Again, this is what happens when the left is forced into perpetuating a culture of emotional response to logical problems. This lashing out at historical fact and the almighty Second Amendment is reminiscent of a confused bird at a plate glass window: At some point, smashing your head into a wall should alter your behavior. On the left, it doesn’t.