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Gun Control Debate - Waking the Dragon - amazing opinion piece from Iowa State Daily

by (vet?) and college senior Barry Snell

Extremely well written article on the cultural divide and where it is taking us. Definitely
worth reading the whole thing.

..."Anti-gunners label people like me “gun nuts” even though we're anything but nutty. Our enjoyment of firearms doesn’t define us; it is but a single value and right we enjoy and cherish, among many other rights and values we enjoy and cherish — including the very same ones anti-gunners do too — like the First Amendment and the rest of the Bill of Rights.

No, anti-gunners are absolutely right: There can be no rational debate on this issue anymore. Anti-gunners don’t understand guns, they don’t understand crime, they don’t understand American history and traditions, they don’t understand gun owners and don’t care to understand us, and they reduce people like me to a debasing label or a number they’ve got no clue about.

Anti-gunners reject our passions, our traditions, our knowledge, our experiences, our beliefs, our wisdom, our rights. Anti-gunners reject our very individuality by reducing us to labels, stereotypes and false or distorted statistics. Screw you for destroying that individuality and denying our humanity..."


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Unfortunately I think Barry Snell's words will fall on deaf ears

Americans should prepare for his warning by preparing for future civil strife.

ecorob's picture


Superlative article. Excellent informative read. Barry says it all.

The discussion is over. The second amendment will not be compromised.

Next topic.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Very good article

And I agree with almost everything he said.

However, I don't think there exists an anti-gun person who would bother to read the first sentence, much less the full article!

Excellent Article!

Thanks for sharing!

This is one of the best anti-gun control articles I've read

Bookmarked. Highly recommended.

Barry Snell

I just googled the writer's name and it looks like he's had the opportunity to interview Ron Paul and he has a few articles out there about the interview. Good stuff!

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. -Thomas Jefferson

Anti-gunners don't exist

It is impossible to be anti-gun. You can only be pro-gun and discriminate against certain groups.

So-called anti-gunners are pro-gun, and they discriminate against non-government people.

Libertarians are pro-gun, and they discriminate against those who obtain guns using stolen money, such as government people who purchase guns with stolen tax money.

In 1775 and 1861 violent civil conflicts began.

Another violent civil conflict may have begun because of the 1930's depression except Roosevelt redirected the unrest into WWII. Notice the regularity of these nation threatening events.

Economic pain and a divided society are a dangerous mix.

Nature will take her course. In 1775 and 1861 almost everyone owned a gun out of necessity. Today one segment of society has deliberately disarmed themselves; that alone should convince you of Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

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are delusional (fantasizing that guns can be uninvented - because without doing away with ALL guns, there will always be gun violence.)

I will expand my statement to say the Anti-Gunners are Anti-Liberty which is Anti-American.

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa