Thursday, January 26, 2012

What If Emily Wasn't Smart, Articulate, And Connected

In the interview below with Natasha Barrett of Newschannel 8, Emily Miller explains the events that convinced her to want to buy a gun and then her efforts to actually purchase a gun since she is a D.C. resident. If you have been following her series in the Washington Times, you know it has been a long and arduous process.

It has also been expensive. In addition to the price of her new Sig 229, Emily has had to spend $435 in fees and other expenses to meet the District of Columbia's gun regulations. She is now having to wait 10 days before she can take her new pistol home due to a "cooling off" period.

Emily Miller is an attractive, well-educated (Georgetown), well-spoken young woman with a high profile position as a senior editor with the Washington Times. Before that she was the deputy press secretary for both Secretary of State Colin Powell and Condolezza Rice.  If someone like her with all of her connections has this much trouble exercising her Constitutional right to own a firearm for her own self-defense in her own home, imagine what it is like for everyone else who isn't as bright, articulate, and connected. If you said, damn near impossible, I think you'd be correct.

I hope she mentions that when she testifies before D.C. City Council on Monday, January 30th.


  1. WOW! I'm glad she's on our side.

    Oppression makes some of the best activists.

    Also she did a great job at deflecting the "Common Sense" arguments for the controls, pointing out that while they SOUND good, in practice they do nothing, and all the other states that don't treat lawful citizens exercising their rights like common criminals, there is NO problem.

  2. Back in the Jim Crow days people had to pass a mandatory literacy test to register to vote. While that sounds reasonable, the history was that the process was viciously misused to keep people from voting. So we banned the practice.

    That's where we are today with mandatory firearm training. Look at D.C.'s process, or Chicago's. All of these reasonable-sounding steps are being viciously misused to keep people from exercising their Second Amendment rights.

    Imagine the uproar if a reporter anywhere in the U.S. could write a four-month, 22-article (and counting) description of registering to vote.

  3. Emily Miller would have attracted far less attention to her WashTimes columns from the gun blogs, where I first read about her, if she was male, unattractive, and wrote poorly.

    Aesthetics and writing skill simply add to her endeavor two additional pleasures, along with her political message.