A few years ago I was talking with a Hollywood friend about guns. She was unhappy that I’m a gun owner.
Honest—unlike most lefties—my friend told me that the Second Amendment was “out of date and should no longer be valid.”
She wanted guns to be confiscated.
“Do you think the gangs in LA or NY or Chicago are going to give up their guns to the authorities?”
She shrugged and told me that gun confiscation “was the right thing to do regardless of how gangs react.”
I pondered the phrase “the right thing to do.” I hear it all the time from my Hollywood friends when they are discussing politics. Though never when discussing the movies they produce.
Those five words, within the context of our conversation, seemed positively suicidal.
In addition, she wanted Obama to sign some kind of executive action that would nullify or repeal the Second Amendment.
My friend, a talented Hollywood writer, is not exactly a constitutional scholar.
Her lack of wisdom aside, I decided to test her ideas in the only way that really works when dealing with Hollywood lefties. I made it personal.
I asked my friend if she approved of Gun-Free Zones.
She did. In a big way.
“Great, how about putting a sign on your front lawn letting everybody know that your house is a gun-free zone?”
My friend froze.
“That’s a rhetorical trick,” she said acidly.
“If it’s good enough for the local school and mall, why not for your home?”
My friend got pretty angry and accused me of playing “mind-games” on her.
In fact, my friend was angry because she understood that my proposition forced her from the theoretical to the actual. And for the average leftist, this is deadly.
As Margaret Thatcher once said: “The facts of life are conservative.”
Anyway, this news item is quite interesting:
A gun rights group on Monday called for liability in mass shootings to be shifted to the entity or person who created a gun-free zone on which the incident occurred.
The Second Amendment Foundation released its report on resolutions adopted at its September policy conference in Phoenix, Arizona, where the gun rights group reaffirmed its belief that that prohibiting guns in specific areas makes them vulnerable to mass shootings.