NPR has an excellent story today, NRA Seeks to Overturn Handgun Bans Beyond D.C. San Francisco has a ban on handguns in public housing, and that negatively affects a gay man, who owns a gun to protect himself from hate crimes. Allied with the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups, he is challenging the anti-gun law in court. And he has that new Supreme Court decision to back him up!
How are liberals going to react to this? They claim to care about the plight of homosexuals. Well, are they going to let them defend themselves from homophobic rednecks, or will they continue to cling to their anti-gun dogma, regardless of whom it hurts? Sure, many (but not all) libs want to take Dr. Dobson off the air in their alleged concern for homosexuals. How about letting them own a gun for self-protection?
Gun control hurts many people from the Democratic Party’s own constituency. After the Civil War, Southern governments prohibited African-Americans from owning firearms. In the late 1960’s, the ban on cheap Saturday Night Specials deprived blacks of cost-effective means for self-protection. It’s refreshing to see that gun groups and a homosexual are allying on an important issue.