Violence Knows No Ideology

Glenn Reynolds linked to this, and I got a kick out of it. He speaks the obvious: there are plenty of crazy people out there, regardless of, well, almost any classification you wish to make. Left, Right, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Christian, Muslim, atheist, male, female, rich, poor… you get the idea (at least, I hope you do by now). That also goes for the victims of violence, as well. The point of the post, I think, is that the reasons why it makes it a good idea for many Americans to carry a gun has nothing to do with their ideology. Most of the time some crazy starts shooting with a high powered rifle, they don’t stop to ask if you voted for Obama or McCain.

Still, I think it’s a good thing for liberals to arm themselves and, frankly, I am not concerned what their particular reason or come to the pro-gun-Jesus moment is. I don’t care if you’re arming yourself to defend against right wing militias, rabid hippies, bigfoot, or to prevent friendly fire from wayward members of the Earth Liberation Front and the People’s Front of Judea. I’m just glad they’re seeing the value and self-reliance inherent in doing for themselves. As such, I welcome them into the gunny fold. After all, we have a lot of lefty, pro-gun readers here.

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