A couple weeks ago, those on the Left insisted what they wanted was a common sense discussion on guns.
Since then, they've clarified what they really want. And it's more than just talk.
Here's an excerpt from wannabe gun-grabber Donald Kaul, an opinion writer with the so-called mainstream Des Moines Register newspaper:
• Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. It’s badly written, confusing and more trouble than it’s worth. It offers an absolute right to gun ownership, but it puts it in the context of the need for a “well-regulated militia.” We don’t make our militia bring their own guns to battles. And surely the Founders couldn’t have envisioned weapons like those used in the Newtown shooting when they guaranteed gun rights. Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right.Kaul goes on to write what he proposed here will never happen. But when someone has fantasies about killing those who oppose their views, or tying people up and dragging them behind a truck, how far would they go if those they oppose didn't have means to resist such violence?
• Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.
• Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.
The Des Moines Register is a Gannett paper, by the way. Same ownership as the Journal News in New York that's chosen to out the names and addresses of law gun owners in as many counties there as possible.