I have just finished reading Doug Yanak's gun-deification screed of March 17. I am still shaking. He has collected and memorized every argument handed down by the NRA and believes it is gospel. He preaches anarchy.
To confess to carrying on his person a gun for 30 years is to reveal much about himself, all of which is scary. I enjoy the company of butterflies, but I am uneasy in the company of hornets and yellow jackets. The former have no weapons, but the latter do. And the latter take offense readily.
His denigration of President Obama is typical of gun worshipers. NRA officials, after Newtown, accused Obama of using the massacre for political gain. And repeated ad nauseam the claim that guns don't kill, people kill.
In his efforts to justify guns in every household, he alleges that the Japanese did not invade this nation because they "figured everyone on the mainland was armed." I suspect the Pacific Ocean and the U.S. Navy had something to do with their reluctance to invade. Japan couldn't take Midway, much less California.
He lists many countries in which tyrants exterminated people. Of course, the means of extermination was guns. Moreover, he did not list the numerous nations that have strict gun controls and laws and whose citizens are safe and have been for centuries.
To believe that carrying a gun makes one a citizen and makes one who doesn't just a subject is ground for every unarmed person to take offense. I will work for gun control and for a government that provides safety for its citizens by police and courts. And for a more just, fair and civil nation. Society has the criminals it deserves, observed a British psychologist.