The right to bear arms isn’t required only to defend us from criminals. Above all, we need it to defend us from progressive statists — such as Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and folks who publish editorials in the Des Moines Register like Donald Kaul. Sandy Hook served as a pretext for the following homicidal bile:
“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,” he wrote. Is that a threatening James Byrd reference? “And if that didn’t work, I’d adopt radical measures,” he continued.
Kaul’s solution to gun violence is the equivalent of curing a headache with a guillotine:
“Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. [… Gibberish confirming that he doesn't know what the word militiameans in the context of the Constitution. …] Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right.
“Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. … 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.”
In other words, kill gun owners, because they are violent. That maniacs like Kaul have a tendency to acquire political power is all the reason you need to stock up on guns and ammo.
The Des Moines Register is owned by Gannett, which also owns the loathsome Journal News. The latter has enraged patriots with its name & shame strategy of publishing the names and addresses of gun owners in northern NYC suburbs. It isaggressively pressuring Putnam County officials in an attempt to acquire still more personal information for its intimidation jihad.