Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Unintended Consequences Of Putting Up Roadblocks To Emily Getting Her Gun

I doubt the District of Columbia City Council knew what was in store for them when Emily Miller started her path towards gun ownership. She just wanted a handgun for protection and they made it incredibly hard. Little did they realize that the roadblocks that they had erected to prevent gun ownership in the District would create such an attractive and effective spokesperson for gun rights.

If getting a handgun in the District had been as easy as it was in Virgina, Emily may have written one story and that would be that. The unintended consequence of their recalcitrance has been a 30-part series in the Washington Times, television interviews with Fox News and News Channel 8, testimony at a Council hearing on gun policy, and multiple interviews in the gun media ranging from NRA News to Tom Gresham's GunTalk Radio.

Emily's latest interview aired today on Bret Baier's Special Report and is now the featured story on the Fox News site as I write this. The DC Council is reaping what they sowed.


  1. I don't think most law makers, especially the liberal ones, realize the unintended consequences of the laws they make. Her series was outstanding and helped to bring to light lengths liberals will go through to force their beliefs on we the people.

    1. I definitely agree to you.

      -Harry M.
      An OrganoGold | Organo Gold Affiliate Staff

  2. When I was living in Arlington, Virginia, one of the not too well sourced rumors I heard was that the D.C. political establishment understands exactly what they're doing, for they were using anarchotyranny to keep people in line. Vote the wrong way, most of your police protection (for what it was worth) got withdrawn from your neighborhood. New Labour did this to rural England, BTW, all of a part of Blair's explicit pledge to destroy rural culture.

    Given the stark immorality of these people (Marion Barry the extreme example) it's hardly implausible.

  3. I used to think the "unintended" consequences were far from unintended, for example when the title of a bill clashed in obvious and blatant ways with the content of the bill, but it gets progressively harder to see these people as evil rather than just stupid. When they continually, relentlessly, desperately apply their faulty premises, then seem to sincerely expect them to work this time, it's hard not to feel pity for their tiny intellects. Maybe I'm just getting soft as I age. Yes, I know most of them really are stupid, I just always thought they were (easily) led by some evil overlords that had some sort of plan, at least.

  4. "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned
    Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned."