From Pine View Farm

“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

Here in NRA Paradise, it would appear that politeness is a family value.


Many years ago, back in the very early years of this blog, I decided to pursue this topic after having seen a car with “An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” bumper stickers plastered all over it. Knowing something about guns (I was a darned good shot when I was in practice, but it’s been a long time since I lived in a place where I could safely target shoot in my back yard the way I could at Pine View Farm) and gun nuts, I recognized that sentiment to be–er–somewhat misguided. Dodge City confiscated guns for a reason back in the olden days, long before I was a young ‘un.

I set up a “news alert” with a particular online “service,” an “alert” that I haven’t modified since. Granted, the “alert” sometimes hiccoughs and includes items that don’t involve firearms, but that is very much the exception; it also sometimes references the same event in multiple notifications. In addition, many of the “alerts” reference multiple news stories. In other words, the “alert” is hardly statistical evidence in any scientific sense in and of itself, but I would argue that it is more than merely anecdotal.

Anyway, what I’m leading up to is this:

When I first set up this news “alert,” I would get maybe eight to 10 “alerts” a day, often fewer.

Now it’s usually between 30 and 40, sometimes more.

We have become a polity poisoned by poseurs possessed of their portable phalluses.


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