June 23, 2011

"Anti-gun zealots" WHY?

This stuff is just too crazy. Layer after onion-layer of crazy. You need a theorist to explain what's going on.

Wait, you have one! Me. I can explain it. In fact, I have, over and over... ["Mama, why is that odd man talking to himself?"] Most people don't think, and especially, liberals don't think. People respond to symbols. And most liberals today have no belief in anything, except themselves. Belief and meaning have drained away. To such nihilism, belief is an affront and an irritation. They hate it.

And firearms are symbols of belief. Why? Because they symbolize being willing to fight for something. Another way of expressing the nihilism of most liberals is that they don't think there's anything worth fighting for. This also explains why gun control efforts are always aimed at law-abiding citizens. They don't care if criminals have guns, since those only symbolize rapacity.

Michelle Malkin — Reminder: Another zealot waiting in ATF wings:

For 30 years, Chicago banned handguns. The crime rate skyrocketed. Murders soared. Gangs blossomed. Desperate city officials even considered calling the National Guard to combat the out-of-control violence that all the "community organizing" in the world couldn't curb. The Supreme Court struck down Chicago's individual firearms ownership prohibition last year, but the same anti-gun zealots who put Windy City citizens' lives at risk remain in power.

And now one of them may soon be in charge of the scandal-plagued Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Meet Andrew Traver. He's President Obama's nominee to head ATF. The Senate Judiciary Committee refused to act on the original nomination last fall. His name was sent up again earlier this year, and a hearing has yet to be scheduled. Obama's czar-happy habits should be a red flag on a possible recess appointment.

Traver has spent two decades in the Chicago ATF office bureaucracy. The White House touts his record as a Navy vet and crime-fighter. But it's his anti-gun advocacy that won him Chicago crony backing in the Beltway. Liberal Republican Sen. Mark Kirk and rabid leftist Sen. Dick Durbin both support their home state bureaucrat. Grassroots Second Amendment groups across the country (not to mention rank-and-file ATF agents) have raised their voices in opposition....
Posted by John Weidner at June 23, 2011 9:44 PM
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