“Hamas militants sent a donkey laden with explosives on a suicide mission in one of the most unconventional tactics yet seen in the fighting in Gaza, the Israeli army has said,” The Telegraph reported Saturday. “Troops said they were forced to open fire on the animal - blowing it up - as it approached their position in the southern city of Rafah, near the Egyptian border.”
What a misuse of the term. It’s not like the animal decided to end it all. Still, it brings to mind an analogy for rabid members of the party (that represents itself with an ass) promoting an official platform, and demanding to make the upcoming elections a referendum for “gun control”:
“We recognize that the individual right to bear arms is an important part of the American tradition, and we will preserve Americans' Second Amendment right to own and use firearms,” they say out of one side of their mouths.
“We believe that the right to own firearms is subject to reasonable regulation,” they say out of the other.
“We believe in an honest, open national conversation about firearms,” they proclaim, while their prominent members call for police investigations of those doing just that.
“We can focus on effective enforcement of existing laws, especially strengthening our background check system, and we can work together to enact commonsense improvements—like reinstating the assault weapons ban and closing the gun show loophole—so that guns do not fall into the hands of those irresponsible, law-breaking few,” they reveal, evidently oblivious to the line in the sand defiance and resistance that would be the certain result of such edicts.
That prospect evidently doesn’t move 163 House Democrats, who feel their districts and prospects are safe enough to ignore the stunning setbacks in Colorado, and instead demand “substantive [citizen disarmament] legislation.”
While the dangers of appearing anti-gun are evident to “true champion of the Second Amendment” Harry Reid, who recently tried and failed in his cynical manipulation to divide and conquer gun voters by appealing to the sporting crowd, to guys like Jon Tester, who put on a good front before showing gun owners what he really thinks of the right to bear arms, and to Democrats pressuring Michael Bloomberg to back off from his gun obsession lest he drag them down at the polls, those unable to control their “progressive” impulses are nonetheless itching for a showdown.
Why not encourage it? Is there anything that would more strongly motivate not just the grassroots, but the “Profiles in Apathy” segment of gun owners, to get out the vote? Is there a better way to encourage the donkey to commit an act of self-destruction that will blow up in the gun-grabbers’ faces?
Go ahead, Democrats. Strap a "suicide bomb" on that donkey and set it off.
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