Reg Henry takes on gun nuts’ pretzel logic. A snippet:
Consider the irony: Every self-professed patriot becomes teary-eyed about the flag and those whose job it is to fight to protect it — and rightly so. By and large, members of the Armed Forces today are widely admired and respected.
But if guns were used in an effort to overthrow a tyrannical government, guess who the enemy would be? Why, those same men and women of the Armed Forces marching under that same grand old flag. The president, if a reminder is needed, is their commander in chief.
. . . the word “tyrant” has been devalued and dumbed down to the point of meaninglessness. What we have is a government that some people don’t like . . . .
Elsewhere, PoliticalProf considers the properties of gunnuttery.