2018-01-08 13:41:45 UTC
Question of the Day: What’s “An Honest Conversation About Guns”?
BY ROBERT FARAGO |JAN 07, 2018 |59 COMMENTS
2A supporter Cyndy Mullineaux (courtesy robertbaker.com)
Every now and then, a gun control advocate likes to portray their position
as rational and reasonable. Someone like Cyndy Mullineaux (above), who
penned a letter to the editor at Jersey’s courierpostonline.com headlined
Honest conversation on guns needed. Here’s her “I support the Second
Amendment but -” statement:
I have lived and worked most of my life in the more rural parts of South
Jersey. I get the hunting culture and real safety concerns of citizens who
are policed by state police from barracks miles away from their 911 call.
Years ago, in a town where I lived, I giggled when I saw this sign at the
end of a very long driveway: ‘We don’t call 911, we call Smith & Wesson.’
I am not the boogeyman liberal who thinks the Second Amendment needs to be
overturned. I just want safety for myself and my family, like all other
All I want is safety — from guns! Ms. Mullineaux sees no conflict between
her [faux] support for the Second Amendment and The Garden State’s
prohibition against lawful carriers from other states carrying in New
Jersey. In fact . . .
Shaneen Allen’s story and the telling of it misses critical points that do
not foster an honest conversation. Congressman Tom MacArthur, a co-sponsor
of the bill, says Ms. Allen “did nothing wrong.” She broke New Jersey state
New Jersey does have strict gun safety laws. It is the right of the state to
make its laws. Concealed carry reciprocity is a states’ rights issue. The
Republican Party has turned its back on both law and order and states’
rights when it comes to guns.
Yada yada yada. What the heck is an “honest conversation about guns” and do
gun control supporters actually want one?
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