Earlier last week an incident was reported from the Peoples Republik of Massachusetts. Shortly after the Gifford’s shooting an individual posted the following comment on his blog, “1 down and 534 to go”.
Personally I find this comment extremely distasteful and not the best way to attract positive attention. That said however, he has every right to say it. I am in no way supporting what he said, but I am stating he had every right to say it. Without interference from the government.
Just because someone states something you dislike or do not agree with does not provide cause or reason to infringe on their rights. In this case the police used someone’s statements, that are protected by the first amendment, to revoke the person’s second amendment rights. Anyone who does not see this attack for what it is, or is standing on the sidelines because of what he said, it is your rights being attacked just the same.
Why can someone create a movie about the assassination of the president, but to make a comment such as this is wrong?
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.