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The Agony of the Liberal Gun Lover
Pacific Standard ^ | 06/10/2014 | BRYAN SCHATZ

Posted on 06/10/2014 3:07:40 PM PDT by aimhigh

Sara Robinson of Seattle, Washington, is chatty, affable, and obviously liberal. For years the former writer for Alternet has been a member of a tight-knit community of activists who write and organize around progressive causes. Or at least she was a member, until her “tribe,” as she calls it, effectively banished her in the wake of the December 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. “I was forced out,” she says.

Robinson, a registered Democrat since the Reagan era, is also a life-long gun owner. And almost as soon as news of the massacre broke, her relationship with her left-leaning circle began to fall apart over the issue of firearms.

(Excerpt) Read more at psmag.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; liberal
How horrible. /sniff/
1 posted on 06/10/2014 3:07:40 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: aimhigh
How much of an idiot do you have to be to not see the problem with only the King's Men having guns?
2 posted on 06/10/2014 3:14:42 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: kiryandil

does anyone here banish people from your life, if they hold differing political views on issues of the day? It seems to me that I only hear of LIBERALS who seek to shun people, stop speaking to family members who are not liberal enough to suit them.


3 posted on 06/10/2014 3:21:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et o)
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To: aimhigh

4 posted on 06/10/2014 3:26:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
I banish people from my life for many reasons. Those that remain... I enjoy their company.

/johnny

5 posted on 06/10/2014 3:26:21 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I had a true lib associate on Face Book for a while.

During the government shut down he was proud of all the work being done to keep evil law breakers off Federal Property - I was not so he blocked me.

He was also down on Republicans for trying to change Obamacare. I wonder if he can count the number of times the Prez has changed it since then?


6 posted on 06/10/2014 3:26:46 PM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: aimhigh

I tend to distrust such folks. I don’t like them arming up.


7 posted on 06/10/2014 3:28:46 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: aimhigh

Being cast out of that tribe - and that’s the word for it - was the best thing that ever happened to her.


8 posted on 06/10/2014 3:29:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It does seem to be a “progressive” prerogative. I just got kicked off a liberal chef’s page on Facebook for taking a shot at Michele Obama’s dreck food that she’s pushing on American kids. This was two weeks after I had bought and paid for two of his cookbooks and had them autographed at a book party. I didn’t know his political affiliation at the time of the signing. And he’s a Brit living in France and thinks his opinion of The Moocher’s food is valid!


9 posted on 06/10/2014 3:29:07 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I have banished liberals from my life. I am no longer on speaking terms with Hanoi Jane, Serpenthead, Meathead, and a lot of others. And I am very proud to have done so.


10 posted on 06/10/2014 3:29:28 PM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: aimhigh
From the linked article: "As a liberal, I tend to look toward deeper problems, not the guns, but the problems people have that makes them turn to guns.”

If she really did that, she would not be a liberal. Liberal policies fail time after time, due to the fact that they are based on good intentions and not good results.

11 posted on 06/10/2014 3:35:41 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: certrtwngnut

Good for you, plus I boycott their films if they are in the industry.


12 posted on 06/10/2014 3:36:26 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: aimhigh

Most of my people live on the left coast and I have nothing to say to them. I’m the one of two who became free in the North GA. Mt. thank G-D. Free, Free at last!


13 posted on 06/10/2014 3:37:13 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

From my observations, gentlemen prefer blonds and loath Liberals.

And, after befriending a stray liberal and a stray dog, a year later the dog won’t bite you.


14 posted on 06/10/2014 3:39:13 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I don’t know if banish is the right word, but I do tend to avoid them for the most part.


15 posted on 06/10/2014 3:40:57 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: aimhigh

When are these people going to learn it’s about control and power? You can be the best person in the world; but if they want you out for any reason, usually absurd and a lie; you will be out.


16 posted on 06/10/2014 3:47:51 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Liberals aren’t necessarily gun control statists. It’s the Left that is primarily running the gun grab.

BTW, the Left needs guns to take away guns, so it’s not really about the guns.


17 posted on 06/10/2014 3:54:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: freekitty

>> When are these people going to learn it’s about control and power?

Exactly.


18 posted on 06/10/2014 3:54:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: GladesGuru
...a year later the dog won’t bite you.

That's because it is not foaming-at-the-mouth, barking mad.

The liberal on the other hand...

19 posted on 06/10/2014 3:55:30 PM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: aimhigh


20 posted on 06/10/2014 4:22:34 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: aimhigh

Cry me a river, brown shirts. They witness how fascists behave first-hand and they still support them.


21 posted on 06/10/2014 4:22:48 PM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: aimhigh

I have been told by gun-owning liberals that

“I’ll give up my guns only after they have disarmed all you rightwing gun nuts!”

Just like Diane Feinstein: “Guns for me but not for thee”.

Liberals with guns is rank hypocrisy, in my opinion.


22 posted on 06/10/2014 4:37:36 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

That’s discriminatory!


23 posted on 06/10/2014 4:38:17 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
Yes. Yes it is.

/johnny

24 posted on 06/10/2014 4:55:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: aimhigh

The day will arrive soon enough when these idiot liberals will understand what the Friends of the 2nd were talking about.

Gun owners will have a chance; for the rest, it will be too late.


25 posted on 06/10/2014 5:04:13 PM PDT by IncPen (None of this would be happening if John Boehner were alive...)
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To: aimhigh

Robinson is the type of “gunowner” that supports “reasonable gun reform “ because she thinks the government won’t come after HER choice of weaponry, just those evil black guns.

In short, she’s an idiot.


26 posted on 06/10/2014 5:13:30 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: aimhigh

How come nobody theorizes that people are so economically challenged and frustrated by the results of 0bamas’ policies and consider their futures so bleak that they go nuts and go shoot people?

Is that more or less plausible than global warming?

Or do I have it wrong, and these shootings are actually the direct result of global warming, as well?


27 posted on 06/10/2014 6:01:38 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: aimhigh

a few years back (quite a few, now) I had a collection
of quotes from pro-RKBA pro-citizen self-defence self-
described liberals. they are on my other computer,really.

I do remember a few names:
terriermandot.com (a good rant in 2007
gun-totin liberal.
angry mouse. (DU?)

the ostracism doesn’t surprise me.


28 posted on 06/11/2014 3:39:12 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: aimhigh

how about the real agony: of the dying wounded victim in
a “free fire” zone; of their bereaved kin and friends?


29 posted on 06/11/2014 3:44:25 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: Ping

Bfl


30 posted on 06/24/2014 9:52:12 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (You all can go to hell, I'm going to Texas.)
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