If you spend any time at all on the gunny side of the Internet, you have no doubt seen the giddy and somewhat flabbergasted reaction to the recent Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruling that the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees an individual right -- and that the 30 year-old gun control law in Washington, DC is unConstitutional.
The reaction and spin from the gun-banners, however, has been nothing short of awe-inspiring.
I have never -- in my life -- seen so much hand-wringing and attacks of the vapours.
If anyone ever doubted that the gun-banners rely upon emotion rather than reason, the reactions of the gun-banners ought to lay that question to rest.
These days, however, the canned emotional out-burst that is the -- forgive me the pun -- heavy artillery of the gun-banners has lost its punch.
In the last twenty years every time a concealed handgun law passes, there's the Brady Bunch squalling about "Blood in the streets!"
Hasn't happened yet. No state that passed a CCW law has seen "blood in the streets!"
Now that a court has come to its senses and struck down an unConsitutional gun control law, what's the first thing I find coming from the hoplophobes?
"There's going to be blood in the streets of our Nation's Capitol!!!"
First off, "blood in the streets" is exactly what 30 years of the strictest gun control in the Nation has gotten you. No American city or state has stricter gun control than DC. And, yet, Washington DC remains one of the most dangerous cities in America.
Secondly, little Sarah One-Note screamed about "blood in the streets!" when Texas passed it's CHL law.
She screamed about "blood in the streets!" when Missouri passed it's CCW law.
Louisiana CCW? "Blood in the streets!"
So, since screaming that there's gonna be blood in the streets has been wrong every time -- why the hell would you think it's going to be different this time?
The answer is, of course, they don't. They're just hoping that if they shriek, "DOOM AND GLOOM!" often enough, and loud enough, they'll scare somebody into believing their bushwa.
Seems to have worked a treat in the past, too.
To be honest, I think a large part of the frantic panic being exhibited by the gun grabbers is probably due to the fact that they're seeing the future of their movement -- and it isn't bright.
One can hope that's the case, anyway.