In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shootings NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said; “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” As a Liberal, fighting the right-wing insanity that is Orange County, I find myself agreeing with Mr. LaPierre. But that’s likely where our agreement begins and ends. I consider myself a true blue liberal. That’s why I spend so much of my spare time devoted to, and writing for, this liberal publication.
But even with all of the work we do here at LiberalOC, I fear that if members of the right-wing noise machine are the only people armed during the apocalypse they claim will come as a result of Obama Care and possible gun control regulations, there may be a problem. From my perspective, the bad guys with guns in LaPierre’s analogy are conservatives who approach politics with a shoot first, debate issues later attitude. These are some of the people who are causing the uptick in gun sales ans explosion in ammunition purchases since President Obama won re-election. They are convinced that Liberals are coming for their guns first, and their Bibles second.
Just take the statement made by Concealed-Carry Weapons permit holder, and Los Alamitos City Councilman, Dean Grose back in January as an example of what I’m talking about. Grose commented on a Facebook post by Republican (TEA Party activist) Allan Bartlett about lines of people outside a gun show at the Orange County Fairgrounds. His comment was “Uniting America against Obama’s regieme one AK47 at a time!” (spelling error is his).
Even though their fears are unjustified, I don’t feel safe with all these conservatives running around armed to the teeth and me standing in a self-imposed “Gun-Free Zone” thinking I’m safe. So, as liberals are often accused of doing, I’m taking knee-jerk action to strike at this problem. I have decided to buy a gun. Well, not one gun, a lot of guns and plenty of ammunition to fill them.
I’ve never owned a gun, and I haven’t shot one in probably more than 40 years, but that isn’t going to stop me. I plan to start a gun club for liberals, sort of like a Liberal Militia, so that we can defend our nation from the tyranny of gun-toting conservatives determined overthrow our government because of Obama Care or possible of gun control legislation. I figure there is power in numbers and if we liberals band together in a circle and teach each other to shoot, we’ll have a fighting chance.
Liberals, we’re the Good Guys. If we manage to stick together, and not shoot ourselves in our own feet, we’ll have a fighting chance at keeping those Conservative Bad Guys at bay. Our motto will be; “The only way to stop a conservative with a gun is with a liberal with a gun.”