The claim that the fight for unrestricted gun access is all about freedom seems more and more ridiculous every day. The latest:
... The man behind an effort to put free shotguns in the hands of homeowners says he'll dole them out in the Big Apple by the end of the year -- and the lawmen may not be able to stop him.The point is, he doesn't care what New Yorkers think. We keep electing public officials who make no secret of their gun-control leanings. We approve those leanings. But Coplen doesn't give a crap what we think.
"We’re coming -- and we're going to get shotguns into the hands of responsible citizens," said Kyle Coplen, who founded the nonprofit the Armed Citizen Project in January....
His privately funded group wants to give New Yorkers in high-crime areas a $200 shotgun and free weapons training -- assuming applicants pass all the legal background checks....
He fully expects to be branded an outlaw by gun-control advocate Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly but says New Yorkers in crime-ridden neighborhoods will embrace his program.
"I really don’t care what (Bloomberg) thinks...."
Or what residents of other big cities think -- this is part of a plan by his group to give away shotguns in fifteen cities, including (naturally) Chicago. Coplen's group has already started the project in Houston.
So let's see: We've got this guy going looking to pumping more guns into cities he doesn't live in. You've got the 3D gun guy openly seeking the day when people can download the blueprint for a printable gun and thus thwart all gun control laws. You've got the guy who promised to lead an illegal open-carry march from Virginia into Washington, D.C., this coming Fourth of July, daring the authorities to stop him (although that guy seems to be wimping out). You've got states endeavoring to nullify federal gun laws (even before they're passed) and local officials threatening not to enforce state gun laws. And you have a number of towns mandating gun ownership.
This isn't about freedom, unless you define "freedom" as "the freedom to do what gun lovers want." This is gun lovers saying they love America, but insisting that America behave the way gunners want and think the way gunners want and hey, America, are you checking out Senators Manchin and Toomey over there, you filthy slut? The gunners are America's bad boyfriend.