This morning, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence executive director Josh Horwitz published an op-ed piece in the Huffington Post in which he claims that the nefarious, "insurrectionist" agenda of the "gun lobby" (that's you and me) was "exposed" in last week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about "gun violence." This happened, according to Horwitz, when United States Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) told NRA executive director Wayne LaPierre that many Illinois gun owners have told him that the Second Amendment was never intended to protect hunting or other sports, and nor is it even primarily about self-defense from common criminals--that it is, at its heart, a protection of the people's means to resist a tyrannical government.
From the Washington Post transcript of the hearing:
DURBIN: "We need the firepower and the ability to protect ourselves from our government--from our government, from the police--if they knock on our doors and we need to fight back." Do you agree with that point of view?
LAPIERRE: Senator, I think without any doubt, if you look at why our founding fathers put it there, they had lived under the tyranny of King George and they wanted to make sure that these free people in this new country would never be subjugated again and have to live under tyranny.
Horwitz says that this proves that so-called "assault weapons" are just as scary as CSGV has been telling us they are (and remember, CSGV only changed its name from National Coalition to Ban Handguns when they decided they wanted to ban "assault weapons," too). Horwitz:
During a hearing in which Republican Senators actively tried to portray assault weapons as merely "scary-looking" pieces of plastic with no real functional purpose, LaPierre's statement revealed that they are in fact weapons of choice for individuals ready to wage war on our government.
Well, a more accurate wording would be "individuals ready for our government to wage war on the people," but otherwise, that's pretty accurate, and many of us have not been trying to hide it--"regime change rifles" is not the terminology of people shy about acknowledging the firearms' utility in thwarting tyranny.
Recently, has-been comedian Jim Carrey claimed that the lives of "assault rifle" buyers are not worth protecting. Horwitz might be tempted to claim that Carrey is just an infantile blowhard clamoring for attention (no argument here, so far), and not representative of the "gun control" agenda, but CSGV has revealed its own wish for the deaths of those who dare to speak of the true purpose of the Second Amendment.
They hate us, they want us dead, and they have allies within the government. They are themselves a good reason to be armed.
Oh, and while we're committing "treason" in Horwitz's eyes, there is a "Day of Resistance" coming up on Saturday, February 23. That's just the kind of "insurrectionist get-together" that CSGV claims is "[a]s dangerous to the health of our country and democracy as foreign terrorists will ever be...." Sounds like my kind of party.
- CSGV should change name to 'Coalition to Kill Dissenters'
- Forget 'gun control'; CSGV represents 'genocide enablement lobby'
- The government's war at home
- CSGV backs government 'right' to political violence against citizens
- Believe 2nd Amendment is last bastion against tyranny? CSGV wants you dead
- If ammo needs a 'sporting purpose,' slaying aspiring tyrants must be a 'sport'
- That depends on the game being hunted, Senator Muñoz
- Think government mass murder for 'gun control' can't happen here? It already has
- Call them 'regime change rifles'