This is what “Molon Labe” looks like on steroids
“Americans Buy Enough Guns in Last Two Months to Outfit the Entire Chinese and Indian Armies”. God bless the rednecks, eh? And bless Barack Obama for reminding us of the 2nd Amendment principle that Americans should indeed be armed, and present themselves as a corporate force against any threat to the Constitution and their individual liberties.
Still, I wonder how many of those firearms were in fact purchased by blustery liberal gun-grabbers who, somewhere in the back of their minds, realize that turning people into slaves to the state might not be as easy, in the final stages before Utopia, as they thought it’d be. And now those firearms are just sitting in sock drawers trigger locked, with their new, gun-shy owners untrained in their usage terrified to reach for that pair of partially-silk argyles.
Paper law can do a lot, provided people agree to follow it. But when the rule of law breaks down — David Gregory isn’t charged by some former SF guy is; Andrew Sullivan can have pot charges disappear, but some urban youth takes his third strike for a dime bag — and people recognize that the law is being used not to promote a consistent and stable platform for governance, but rather as the weapon of the oppressor who holds himself above the law, well, that paper is no longer worth the paper its papered on.