Skip to comments.Why Does CSGV Feel So Threatened By A Blogger In A Wheelchair?
Posted on 10/27/2012 6:12:46 AM PDT by marktwain
Kurt Hofmann is the St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner. Due to a horrorific traffic accident which left him in a coma for nearly a month, Kurt now gets about in a wheelchair. For someone for whom life has played such a cruel trick, he is remarkably well-adjusted, even-tempered, thoughtful, and full of life. This is especially true when you consider that at an earlier time in his life Kurt served our country as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. I have had the pleasure to meet Kurt in person more than once and to have an ongoing correspondence with him. I consider Kurt a friend and one of the good guys.
Kurt does get a little angry at the gun prohibitionists in Illinois and elsewhere who have conspired to deny him the right to carry a handgun concealed or otherwise. It is OK with them that a man confined to a wheelchair should be denied the ability to provide for his own self-defense. His St. Louis GRE columns often take a no holds barred approach to these gun prohibitionists and he points out the fallacy of their arguments on a regular basis.
Groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (sic) don't like people like Kurt and try to deride him as an "extremist" or an "insurrectionist". They particularly like that last tag. Unfortunately for them, Kurt wears that tag as a badge of honor. Now it seems they have decided he is such a threat to them that he must be silenced.
Yesterday on Facebook (see above) CSGV accused Kurt of advocating bomb making in order to "kill elected officials, policy and military service members". They base this on a March column he wrote. Of course, having read Kurt's column in question, there is zero truth to the accusation. Kurt merely suggested downloading some publications dealing with improvised explosives while they were still available on the Internet. He did not advocate the manufacture or use of these explosives for the purposes of any illegal activity.
CSGV is actively attempting to have Kurt removed as an Examiner columnist. As Kurt notes, they are also "consulting" with anti-gun lawyer Michael Bannerman who has been a target of Kurt's criticism to find ways to have him charged with "advocating the overthrow of Government."
Groups like the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (sic) and their leaders obviously have no respect for the Bill of Rights. They hate the Second Amendment and just as evidently don't care for the First Amendment and its guarantees of freedom of speech and press.
They are totalitarian thugs and need to be called out as such.
A populace cannot rally against a bad government without free speech, and free speech will fail without the right to bear arms to protect it. - Jack
this guy understands exactly what society has in store for him in the absence of the Second Amendment...
Just subscribed to his postings at the Examiner. Smart Guy!
This got me thinking. Do you suppose that by act of congress, the VA could issue Federal Firearms Carry Licenses, just for disabled vets, that would give them special federal carry permission to carry everywhere in the US, no matter what state or local laws said?
This means they could travel into and through New York with guns, carry guns in Chicago, etc., and the state and local authorities could not take their gun, detain, arrest or question them over it.
Now granted, I am somewhat apprehensive about the federal government licensing anyone’s gun possession. But in this case, solely to overcome obstinate and oppressive state and local abuse of disabled veterans, it might work.
The rest of us will have to win back our rights the hard way, but that will take the feds out of the process entirely, so it is better in the long run.
The bottom line is that this would be recognition that “We trusted you with guns in the military, so we assume you are still trustworthy of guns as a civilian, a special recognition due to your training and experience.”
So what is the most effective way to do that?
Personally, I would promise to join their group, once they provide documented proof that they have been successfuly prevented the use of firearms by Holder's peeps and other criminals.
Don't expect that to happen any time soon.