Sunday, October 8, 2017

Why Do American’s Own So Many Guns?

Finally, something substantive to move us off the Las Vegas shooting incident that nobody knows nuttin’ about: the Harvey Weinstein disgusting pig-man chronicles. I see that Lanny Davis and Lisa Bloom (Gloria Allred's little Eveready Bunny clone) both resigned today as more sordid stories ooze out. And seriously, how scummy do you have to be to have your own brother blow the lid on the story?

Bob Weinstein, the disgruntled co-founder of The Weinstein Company, may have been the mastermind behind an exposé of lurid sex allegations that led to his brother’s humiliating downfall, the sources said.

What a charming family.

timewarner-hobbit_weinsteinThe sleeze is strong in this family

I wouldn’t trust either of them but the one with the little eye definitely looks like a real perv.

Seriously, I’d rather talk about Las Vegas…or guns, specifically. I note that today was the day that Peggy-once-in-a-blue-moon-I-have-a-point-Noonan nailed it: Why do Americans own so many guns? Because they don’t trust the protected elites to protect them.

The establishments and elites that create our political and entertainment culture have no idea how fragile it all is—how fragile it seems to people living normal, less privileged lives. That is because nothing is fragile for them. They’re barricaded behind the things the influential have, from good neighborhoods to security alarms, doormen and gates. They’re not dark in their imagining of the future because history has never been dark for them; it’s been sunshine, which they expect to continue. They sail on, oblivious to the legitimate anxieties of their countrymen who live near the edge.

Those who create our culture feel free to lecture normal Americans—on news shows, on late night comedy shows. Why do they have such a propensity for violence? What is their love for guns? Why do they join the National Rifle Association? The influential grind away with their disdain for their fellow Americans, whom they seem less to want to help than to dominate: Give up your gun, bake my cake, free speech isn’t free if what you’re saying triggers us.

Would it help if we tried less censure and more cultural affiliation? Might it help if we started working on problems that are real? Sure. But why lower the temperature when there’s such easy pleasure to be had in ridiculing your mindless and benighted countrymen?

The article is behind a paywall but don’t worry, the rest of it is pretty much typical Peggy pablum. But when she’s right she’s right. Anyway, in summary: why do Americans own so many guns? Because the Second Amendment is premised on the fact that eventually the know-it-all, better-than-us elitists will grow tired of lecturing us and simply decide to rule by fiat. Because they only want what’s best for us.


At that point they’ll begin to understand why Americans own so many guns.

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