What does a peace loving and peace abdicating columnist resort to when he gets really angry?
Donald Kaul has been a columnist for nearly 50 years and was even nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his journalist prowess. He is known for his left-winged liberal views and has written against many conservative ideas like gun ownership and constitutional things like that.
Last summer, Kaul suffered a heart attack and retired from his weekly posting at OtherWords.org. However, the events following the Sandy Hookmassacre have brought Kaul’s pen out of retirement long enough to write an opinion for the Des Moines Register. Known as an anti-gun peace loving sort of chap, Kaul spoke out about the violence and the gun control dialog that followed.
“Here, then, is my “madder-than-hell-and-I’m-not-going-to-take-it-anymore” program for ending gun violence inAmerica:
• Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. It’s badly written, confusing and more trouble than it’s worth. It offers an absolute right to gun ownership, but it puts it in the context of the need for a “well-regulated militia.” We don’t make our militia bring their own guns to battles. And surely the Founders couldn’t have envisioned weapons like those used in theNewtownshooting when they guaranteed gun rights. Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right.
• Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that 'prying the guns from their cold, dead hands' thing works for me.
• Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.”
I love how so many anti-gun people turn to guns when it fits them and to violence as bad if not worse than what they claim to abhor. Obama is anti-gun, but is protected by guns everywhere he goes. His kids attend a school with at least 11 armed guards. The Journal News inNew York is so anti-gun that they post an interactive map of all pistol permit owners in 2New York counties, but when they feel threatened, they immediately hire armed security guards.
Now, peace loving Kaul, who has written against guns about 75 times in his long career, abdicates using violence to stop violence. It’s just like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that produced an anti-gun video using dozens ofHollywood stars that make their living by acting in shoot-em-up violent movies.
Some years back, I encountered an ardent anti-hunter who tried to make his point against hunting by killing a bunch of rabbits and squirrels and displaying them out in the open for everyone to see. When I asked him why he killed the very same animals he was trying to save, he said he was so angry by hunters like me that it was the only way to make his point. When I asked how he killed them, he said he shot them. At the time, I was with my best friend who just happened to work for the state Game and Fish Department as a wildlife manager and law enforcement officer. Turned out the guy violated several laws including hunting without a license and the illegal discharge of a firearm around a residential area. He was promptly cited, his gun confiscated and he ended paying some hefty fines.
Deep down inside, all of these anti-gun peace loving advocates are the same violent sinners that we are all. When their buttons gets pushed too far, they often resort to the very tactics that they claim to abhor and would never ever use on anyone else. People like Kaul need to heed the words of Jesus Christ who told a crowd of angry people about to stone a harlot:
“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7
This Kaul column in a little more detail was on the Former Silent Majority site yesterday as well. My comment there was:
Wonder how his admirers will do what he wants if they aren't armed and gun owners are? Likely will be a lot less of his crowd when the come around for my firearms. Another good reason for high capacity magazines and semi auto firearms with the crazies this clown would like to release on those he hates.
An additional observation beyond my comment there is actually the deranged gun hater isn't quite right in his screed about militias. Ohio has a state militia that isn't the National Guard and one requirement for membership is you provide your own "military style" weapon as part of a list of other equipment the member provides. This is not a private but government entity. Apparently the purpose is as sort of a Home Guard to provide state resources in the event that the NG isn't available and disaster or a conflict and some additional resources are required by state authorities.
Amen. Jesus' words apply to all of us.
Sandy, great article and it pretty much says it all. John, this is a good thought. With the calling up of National Guardsmen/women in the two Gulf Wars and Afghanistan, what happens in the states where they have been deployed while these guardsmen are overseas? It would make sense to have a state militia to back them up, would it not? Someone has to be available for the state emergencies and to defend the state. I like that idea a great deal. I wonder if any other states have this; guess that is a good thing to research.
I wish there were a way to get people like Kaul to really open their eyes and see reality; cars kill more people than guns do and they are just as capable of "mass killing" as look at the tour bus last week that went through the guardrail in Oregon. Look how many were killed. What about th mass transit trains and the deaths that have resulted in their wrecks.
The problem with those that genuinely believe in gun control (and not the elitist that look at it as "peon population control" and that those rules don't apply to their superior persons) is their true ignorance. Besides have zero or less knowledge of firearms and current gun laws, they live a cocoon where everyone has instant police protection, there are no non human threats in anyone's environment, everything will remain peaceful and no disasters or other problems will confront them, firearms are only used to kill other humans, governments are ALWAYS benevolent, there are no evil people that will pose a threat without firearms, and in general that all aspects of the world would be perfect if firearms just went poof. Odd that many of the same have no problem with "choice' killing unborn kids or a whole host of other "choice" and "rights: issues that conform to their Progressive Religion beliefs being "constitutionally justified" even if the Constitution says nothing about it nor does anything in the writing of the Constitution suggest they have any merit. While whining about the "technology of current firearms" not being known by the Founders, they ignore that there were no birth control or morning after pills nor Planned Non Parenthood at that time as well so guess they can't be considered as under Constitutional protection as well.
All I can say about Kaul is that if my cold, dead fingers (and presumably the rest of my body) are on his bucket list, he is welcome to take a road trip to Indiana and try it.