I actually liked this article by Naomi Wolf:
“The last thing keeping us free in America, as the lights go off all over Europe- and Australia, and Canada – is, yes, we must face this fact, the Second Amendment.”
And if that’s how it starts, can it get any better?
I remember back when Connie and I first moved in together, I used to refer to her as my Liberal Rubbish Girlfriend (LRG) because she was pro-abortion, hated guns — I mean, she was from California, what did you expect?
Her first epiphany was about guns. I used to keep the old Charter Arms Bulldog next to the bed because .44 Special revolver. She hated that.
Then I had to go out of town for a couple days and she was alone in the house with two small kids, when one night she heard a noise downstairs.
It turned out to be nothing — maybe a raccoon trying to get inside, perhaps — but after I got back, she made me teach her how to shoot. All the time she was huddled up under the blankets, frozen with terror, she couldn’t help thinking: “I am so stupid. There’s a gun not three feet away from me, and I don’t know how to use it to protect myself and the kids.”
A couple of years later, with a little coaching from me, she’d turned into the conservative firebrand we all knew and loved. And she loved shooting.
If Naomi didn’t live in a gun-hating state like California, I bet she’d be the same.