Liberal columnist Donald Kaul proves once again how “right” the opposition is on the topic of gun control. Kaul, who recently retired from his column in the Des Moines Register, came out of retirement last week to write the following (emphasis added):
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 the Newtown shooting 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.
Wow. So not only does Mr. Kaul want to repeal the Second Amendment, declare the NRA a terrorist organization and drag Mitch McConnell and John Boehner around a parking lot tied to the back of a pickup truck (which should be enough to get you institutionalized), but he is also advocating killing gun owners who do not surrender their guns.
To point out the hypocrisy of his outlandish statements would obviously be a waste of my time. I’m also tempted to offer Mr. Kaul some advice about not “letting his mouth write checks his tail can’t cash”, but Mr. Kaul is a coward, just like every other blowhard gun grabber. He has no intention of doing anything personally.
What I will instead leave you with, is that this kind of lunacy is what we’re up against. No amount of logic or reasoning will get through to people like this. But if we let this minority drown out the rest of us with their hateful, deranged idiocy, then what Mr. Kaul is outlining may not be too far off in our future.