Dan Zimmerman in his natural habitat.
So says Dan Zimmerman, CEO and Managing Editor of "The Truth About Guns." He says I am "essentially calling for civil war in the un-Constitutional State." Really? I thought I have been warning all along that it is the tyrants of Connecticut who risk civil war by their actions. Since my speech in Hartford on 20 April of last year, this has been my call -- to AVOID civil war by making the grasping collectivist dictators of CT understand that one is possible and that it will have unintended consequences for THEM.
Zimmerman is much exercised by the prospect of being "misunderstood" and lumped in with loose-talking radicals like newly-elected Senator Joni Ernst who have spoken in the past about "Second Amendment remedies." What does Zimmerman think the Second Amendment is? An appeal for people to like us?
He worries about being misunderstood by the same people who advocate for our disarmament, like Democrat flack Kirsten Powers, who asked “WHO from the US govt would Joni Ernst shoot?? Be specific. A member of the military? A police officer?” The answer to everyone but Zimmerman is obvious: "Yes, that's who the Second Amendment is directed against, when they are sent to our homes to enforce unconstitutional diktats like Connecticut's. WHEN the shooting begins is chosen by the tyrannical government, not us."
The defense of liberty boils down to this: "If you try to take our firearms, we will kill you." That was the Founders' answer. That is ours. Trying to sugarcoat it, or playing popularity contests with weasel words about essential, inalienable and natural rights and liberty is stupid and self-defeating. That, really, is the only thing that the collectivists like Powers, Malloy, Lawlor and all their ilk NEED to understand. It is the only thing they DO understand. So what? New Hampshire's motto, largely dishonored and ignored these days, is "Live Free or Die." It would have been more honest to say, "We will live free, or the tyrants will die."
Zimmerman wants to defend his rights and be liked and and understood by the same people who are unconstitutionally trying to strip him of them at the same time. That is a fool's errand that he will lose. He simply does not understand collectivists. Having been one myself, I do. They define peace as the silence, imprisonment or death of their opponents. If that is the game that Zimmerman thinks he can win, he cannot. As for me and mine, I will not. Deal with it.
LATER: I am informed that the piece was actually written by someone named "Brandon R." and merely "hosted" by Zimmerman. Presumably he agrees with its sentiments so there is no reason for me to rewrite my refutation.