Let us never forget who injected Sam (not Joe) Wurzlebacher (not actually a plumber) into our civic discourse:
Guns are mostly for hunting down politicians who would actively seek to take your freedoms and liberty away from you. Google “Hitler, Mao, Kim Jung Il, Castro, Stalin” just for starters.
So, according to the former Republican Presidential nominee’s go-to guy for “real world” insight, it’s open season on politicians (and presumably the rest of us) who think the words “well regulated” mean something…not to mention those who notice that when societies don’t masturbate 9mm at time, a lot fewer people get shot.
I’ve been noticing a lot of “both sides do it” stuff lately, so let me offer this one anecdote as evidence that while many of us left of center regard most of Republican political posturing and policy with loathing, we don’t generally call for folks to put their cross hairs on GOP leaders. The two sides are not the same.
Image: Jean-Léon Gérôme, The Death of Caesar, betw. 1859 and 1867.