Sunday, December 23, 2012

For my conservative friends and family and yada yada for the rest of you

via Cara Scissoria

There is just no reason civilians need to own assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Gun enthusiasts can still have their venison chili, shoot for sport and competition, and make a home invader flee for his life without pretending they are a part of the SEAL team that took out Osama bin Laden.It speaks horribly of the public discourse in this country that talking about gun reform in the wake of a mass shooting is regarded as inappropriate or as politicizing the tragedy. But such a conversation is political only to those who are ideologically predisposed to see regulation of any kind as the creep of tyranny. And it is inappropriate only to those delusional enough to believe it would disrespect the victims of gun violence to do anything other than sit around and mourn their passing. Mourning is important, but so is decisive action.Congress must reinstate and toughen the ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
from The conservative case for an assault weapons ban, Judge Larry Alan Burns

Who of you -- my conservative lurkers -- agree? Speak up! Speak your truth! Who doesn't agree? Speak up! Speak your truth!


  1. Well, since you already know what I would say about those words, I will just tell you that I love that picture.
    Okay, okay. Those words? YES! Oh HELL yes!

  2. I'm a progressive so I won't speak up!!


  3. Hi Elizabeth, I am an official conservative lurker on your blog. I found it through some other blogs regarding kids with seizures as my son Zac has had seizures and is currently on seizure medication. I am catching up from the holidays and just read this one.

    Although I believe in gun ownership, I do agree that there is no good reason for a person to own assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. I would be entirely in favor of a ban on these items again.

    Just thought I would let you know some conservatives agree :)


    P.S. I truly enjoy your blog and literally said OH MY GOD out loud when I saw all the fantastic food pictured on your "End of the World Dessert and Champagne Party" post!



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