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Barry Snell on Waking the Dragon

Barry Snell is a Senior at Iowa State University and a columnist (former) for the Iowa State Daily. A few days ago Barry wrote what is quickly becoming a viral opinion piece on gun control. Simply put, Barry’s column is one of the best summaries of the gun control debate that I’ve read to date, and I’ve read many good ones to be sure.

Barry outlines how the gun control debate has gone since Sandy Hook, and how we “gun people” cannot trust the other side of the argument because of their disingenuous and illogical positions, and even boldfaced lies used to manipulate public opinion. Something I can absolutely relate to.

He concludes that our country is divided, and maybe irreparably so, over guns. The dragon is indeed waking.

We want the crime and killings to stop as much as you do, so to my fellow citizens who are anti-gun I say: So long as you deny our humanity, so long as you malign our dignity, intelligence and wisdom, so long as you seek to shade us under a cloud of evil that we do not partake in or support, so long as you tell us that because we own guns we are terrible people, you will prove yourselves absolutely right in that we won’t come to the table to talk with you.

And there will be no hope for resolution but through victory by force initiated by one side or the other, God help us, for we will not plow for those who didn’t beat their swords into plowshares.

You can read more here. The article is a bit long, but is well worth your time to read. You can follow Barry Snell on Twitter, and I hope to read more from him soon on his blog.


6 Responses to Barry Snell on Waking the Dragon

  1. Saintsin23 May 7, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Thanx for shareing that… What an awesome read

  2. Hillbilly Bob May 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Good read, now off to get a renewal app for my CHL or should I say “Insane license” since libtards believe we are all nuts

  3. Frank Douglas May 8, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    The media covered the West Texas explosion extensively. If you don’t think so, try to find someone that does not know a lot about the explosion. A major focus has been on guns because 21 1st graders were recently gunned down and over 80 people are killed with guns every day in the USA. Boston was covered extensively as well because it was a terrorist attack on the USA, and we had no idea how many people were part of this attack let alone where they planned on attacking next. If Barry Snell wants to defend guns he can do that. It is however in very poor taste for Mr. Snell to downplay the horror of people killed and hurt in Boston.

    • Brandon May 8, 2013 at 9:06 am #

      I don’t think he downplayed the Boston bombing at all, but if that’s all you got from his article then you missed the point entirely.

    • dgdimick May 8, 2013 at 10:12 am #

      Sorry Frank, but from where I sit, I didn’t see the media cover much of the Texas tragedy. As for you “80 people a day killed by guns” this once again is just a made up number; if you can’t cite a credible source, I call BS. How many of these people took their own lives, or where killed by an accident? Please read, or re-read, Berry Snells article again, and re-post. I would love to hear what you have to say.

      • Hillbilly Bob May 8, 2013 at 11:58 am #

        Same here Mick
        I heard about the Texas explosion when it happened then maybe 5 minutes of coverage the next 2 days updating the death and injury report
        Nothing anymore about Texas until the cartoon came out and the libtards rejoiced and jerked each other off over that cartoon of Gov Perry talking about Kommiefornia’s businesses moving to Texas with a giant explosion in the background
        Too bad that “Artist” doesn’t draw a few “mooselimb” cartoons since he is oh so edgy
        So Frank, your Texas coverage remark is as bad as your 80,000,000 babies a day die from having a bullet in a house