‘Progressive’ thinking: ‘I would sooner lay my child to rest’ than defend him with a gun

Sometimes one encounters an ideology so morally bankrupt, a mindset so abjectly perverse, that it becomes obvious that there can be no “meeting of the minds” with those who hold such beliefs.  Meet high school math teacher, and self-described “progressive,”  Doug Van Gorder.

Some propose overturning laws that made schools gun-free zones even for teachers who may be licensed to securely carry concealed firearms elsewhere. They argue that barring licensed-carry only ensures a defenseless, target-rich environment.

But as a progressive, I would sooner lay my child to rest than succumb to the belief that the use of a gun for self-defense is somehow not in itself a gun crime.

There are some in the gun rights advocacy movement who counsel cordial negotiation with the forcible citizen disarmament lobby.  They argue that unwillingness to compromise, and to see the issue from the other side’s point of view–to fail, in other words, to be “pragmatic”–is to risk alienating so much of the electorate that we lose everything.

Let’s leave aside for now the fact that Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human rights are not subject to the popularity contest of a vote.  Let’s not belabor the point that whatever laws are passed–and even what changes are made to the Constitution–our right to keep and bear arms is a condition inherent to our humanity, and attempts to violate that right will be resisted by whatever means necessary.

via ‘Progressive’ thinking: ‘I would sooner lay my child to rest’ than defend him with a gun.

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