Monday, March 26, 2018

Quickies: Take Him At His Word

     Apparently, there’s a candidate for Sheriff of Buncombe County, North Carolina, who would be willing to kill law-abiding citizens who refuse to relinquish their Second Amendment rights:

     [Sheriff candidate R. Daryl Fisher] would enthusiastically enforce forbidding citizens old enough to serve in the military or the “unorganized militia” of U.S. Code from purchasing guns. He would ban standard capacity magazines for everyone (except the “Only Ones”), along with any firearm that has “some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia [or] is any part of the ordinary military equipment, or that its use could contribute to the common defense.”

     How far would he go?...

     “What about people that already had weapons? Well, I’m gonna tell you now, don’t buy into the scare tactics, don’t believe the scare tactics, because you’ve heard people say ‘You’ll have to pry my guns from my cold dead hands,’” Fischer admonished.

     “OK, he grinned and shrugged to delighted laughter and applause of the Bloomberg Moms.

     So don’t believe your lying eyes and ears?

     Fisher goes on to trivialize that “joke” by saying taking guns “would be unconstitutional because that would constitute what is called an ex post facto law” and that “responsible gun owners have nothing to worry about.”

     We’ve been hearing the “responsible gun owners have nothing to worry about” BS for long enough that no serious firearms owner is willing to believe it. We only hear it as part of a gun-grabbers’ tranquilization effort:

“Just let us cut off this little bit of your God-given rights. It won’t hurt and you’ll never miss it. We promise! And you’ll get to keep all the rest.
You can trust us.”

     I am put in mind of something the late, great C. Northcote Parkinson said:

     “Do not say ‘Trust me. Rely on my word.’ Only politicians say that.”

     Mr. Fisher is, by his own choice, a politician: a member of the least trustworthy category of persons to be found anywhere in America. Draw the moral for yourselves.

     Frankly, if R. Daryl Fisher were to become the sheriff in my district and were to turn up at my door, he wouldn’t get two words out. I would shoot first and fuss over the paperwork later, and I’m a very good shot.

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