After the political season in the Capitol, and all of the attacks on the 2A by the powerful, I was very tuned into the connection because of so many of "us" spent so much time and effort supporting the 2A in the Capitol. Beating back the attempt to pass a Red Flag Law was the final exhausting battle. After the Legislative Session formally ended there was a pall of relief, of silence, and it took some time for folks to regain their footing and joie de vivre.
Then followed the El Paso, Midland-Odessa, Ohio, and the constant political whine. The whine of ten thousand progressives being amplified in the media as 20 progressives try to gain traction for 2020. :scruntiny:
Of course we all focus on the 2A, because every day, every week, every month we have new boneheads attacking us for nothing. The only thing protecting us is the 2A. None of the 20 understand a damn thing about "Rights" and they all confuse their feelings and the feelings of the fellow progressives with "rights".
An Independent Legislator here in my District succinctly summed up his attitude, and some of his constituents attitudes when discussing a "Local Rule" Option that would have supplanted the State's Gun Pre-emption Law:
"People have a right to feel safe" :hand1:
And we wonder why we are sensitive about the 2A? :tumbleweed:
I think that singularity of thought is the result of people under attack intellectually and emotionally constantly and developing a siege mentality. We can rationalize the social media any way we want, but when we watch 20 goobers line up and spew 20 fairy tales about free this and free that and we're going to take away all of the guns and eat unicorns while watching rainbow TV has an impact.
I get it.
I am tired. :tired:
Potentially, as a result, some start lashing out or taking extremist or politically uncomfortable positions that create discord and disagreement herein and in certain public spheres that are responding to the din of the constant whines. Someone thinks carrying a slung M4 into W*M will be a great idea to push forward the "agenda" while others withdraw into their grey envelope and deep carry EDC's and worry about the future, or fuss about private property boundaries.
Many don't even understand the concept of rights, or law, or the intersections of those concepts. I have heard some argue vehemently, almost to the point of a duel, that privately owned property is "public space" because the owners invite customers into that space to shop, or that said company is "publicly traded" therefore the space is public. :blink:
The stupidity, the lack of thought, the divisiveness, the constant din of the media takes a toll. :yup:
I suggest that we be more like @Tangle , and regain our joie de vivre, or @HotGuns , and just push back from this table. We are all full, we need to get some fresh air.
Go shoot. Do anything but sit here, and regain your joie de vivre, however you can. :yup:
Have a BBQ, invite friends over to shoot. Do something you enjoy! :35: