Okay. I think it’s about time we start the outlaw offensive.
Leaving aside the fact that Gawker has now told those criminals interested in obtaining a fire arm which law-abiding citizen’s house to target for theft — while they’ve simultaneously told burglars or rapists which homes and citizens in NY are softer targets — let’s for the sake of argument just go with it: Fine. Okay. Gun owners are assholes.
Let’s embrace that description. Learn to love it! Make it our very own! Because though we may be assholes, we’re armed assholes. Which is the best kind to be, I suspect..
And, so as to solidify that well-deserved reputation, we should begin taking affirmative steps to really showcase our assholery. Publishing an interactive map of all Gawker employees with a mouse-over that reads, “Not an asshole: this home protected by smug, sneering self-righteousness, and maybe a wine key,” is a good start. But it isn’t enough.
The left seeks to de-humanize us. And that’s preparatory. History provides the referents. We can no longer stand by and let ourselves be shamed.
Place your suggestions for how best to return the favor here.
(h/t geoff B)