2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Emma and the AK....

My friend Emma from work is on vacation down South this week with her beau visiting family in South Carolina.  She posted this pic of her with an AK at a range down that way...


Far from being just a one time deal, she does shoot occasionally at the range with her boyfriend.  She is not what I would call your typical gun supporter.  She is a fairly ardent liberal and supports the "universal background checks" that a lot of folks want to see pass apparently. She is also big on a lot of typically liberal issues like at will abortions, gay marriage, liberal spending policies and the like.  And, it goes without saying that last election I am sure she did not vote for the Mormon guy and his buck fever running mate.  Fairly easy to justify given her age, occupation and upbringing.  That being said its important to note that just because she fits the mold of "one of them" doesn't mean she is totally against guns. 

She and I don't totally meet in the middle when it comes to how they might be regulated or licensed (shudder) but at least we are in the same room on the fact that they are not uncontrollable killing machines that just being in the presence of immediately constitutes a danger.  This is good, as it means that just looking at election or poll results doesn't mean as definitive a "mandate" as some people may have you believe.  I have stated on more than one occasion that the 2nd Amendment is not reserved for one particular political slice of American.  It is not a black/white, democrat/republican, left/right, gay/straight, less filling/tastes great or what-have-you issue.  The 2nd Amendment applies to ALL of us, just like everything else in the bill of rights.  As long as I know some people we would normally call "one of them" also realize this I have hope that we can retain our constitutionally guaranteed rights against the oppression of "the enlightened ones".

And just to show she is serious...she even took out uber lib Sean Penn....

come on, it looks like him....right?

2 comments:

Ret RedHat said...

Please advise her to lean into the weapon, not away from it.

Huey said...

Oh, we will talk about that and her grip on that support hand