The quote of the day comes from Herschel Smith at The Captain's Journal. It is in response to an editorial by Josie Duffy at DailyKos. It should be noted that Duffy's bio says she is an attorney.
Duffy said in her (fact challenged) editorial that our opinion on gun control doesn't matter. That if we oppose gun control then we are saying that peoples' lives matter less than our guns. Duffy has no clear understanding of the concept of self-defense nor of the role that firearms provide in securing.
Hershel said in response:
As for the disagreeable ones over at Kos, I would respond that if you bristle at the idea of gun rights, fine. But what you are really saying is that while evil men hunt down the innocent in places of work, worship and play to kill them, what you really want to see is those innocent men perish rather than have access to a means of self defense.
You would rather see women hiding and cowering under desks than be able to live another day for their children, and you would rather see blood in the streets for the sake of government control than free men who won’t allow their families to be harmed.
The hatred of police that your hippie fathers and mothers cherished, has turned into a love of government control. The love of guns owned and operated by the Black Panthers, The Weather Underground and others, turned into a hatred of anything that could threaten the power of the state – once your ilk was in charge. What you once loved you now hate because it gives someone else that same freedom and power. Admit it. Go ahead and admit it. Is that such an unreasonable thing to ask?
I could go on about Duffy's editorial but I think Herschel does a better job of it.