Pull my leg a little harder…

Not that it ever would have been remotely easy to give even a Texas Democrat my vote, although I might have an easier time of that than voting for, say, certain Illinois Republicans…but I still thought they would have been smarter — or that they would have given Texans more credit — than to say things like this

Turn In Your Deer Rifle And Your 12-gauge Shotgun To The Texas Department Of Gun Control…That is an order that will never be given by a Democratic government. Democrats will protect Americans’ Second Amendment right to own firearms, and will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists by fighting gun crime, reauthorizing the assault weapons ban, and closing the gun show loophole, as President Bush proposed and failed to do. Democrats passed the Brady Law and the Assault Weapons Ban.

Hm. I believe in Texas we would call this sort of rhetorical chicanery “pissing down our backs and telling us it’s raining.” They’re going to protect our right to keep and bear arms by making it that much harder to get said arms? One could also call it “Orwellian doublespeak.” And perhaps our ancestors were hunters and needed their guns to defend themselves as well…but when it comes to nut-cuttin’ time I’d much rather have an AK or AR than a bolt-action rifle. (Although a scoped boltie would be the bee’s knees for long-range work…) And damn you, Barbara Hudson, it’s my right as a human being and an American to have that rifle. The Founding Fathers said as much in the Constitution and they told us all why it was our right to have those fearsome arms in everything they wrote before the Constitution. You might want to check into that. I see you mentioned the Brady background check…so I take it you have no problem with violent criminals walking the streets of Blanco County as long as they allegedly can’t procure a firearm. And you want to make it harder for the citizens of Blanco County (and the rest of us) to defend themselves against said criminals. Wow, you really are a piece of work. And of course you and your fellow jackasses aren’t going to tell us to turn in our deer rifles and 12-gauge shotguns…you’re going to tell us to turn in our long-range high-powered sniper rifles and big-bore street-sweeper riot guns. We know how this works, Barbara. Just because some of us might talk slow doesn’t mean we all think slow. So fucking stop insulting our intelligence by trying to hide behind the “camaraderie of the deer camp” horseshit. We saw that for what it was a long time ago.
(h/t JR & Kurt)

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