Single Issue Voter? Some Issues Define the Candidate and the Person

Single Issue Voter? Some Issues Define the Candidate and the Person


In Defense of our Gun Rights VI
The last in a series (*).

“How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual… as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of.”                              Suzanna Gratia Hupp (b. 1959) (**)

I was always taught never to be a Single Issue Voter; that in this complex world of ours you needed to look at all of the issues before casting your vote. You can’t insist that candidates agree with you on everything, and that certainly is true. But after SB1160 passed, for me, everything changed. Some things define the candidate; some things define the person.

Waving the flag of bloody-shirt emotionalism, SB1160 was presented, passed, and signed by the governor without the benefit public hearings, or any of the processes of democracy. The bill was presented to the Senate at 8:30 in the morning, and voted on by 2:30 in the afternoon. It then went to the House, and was voted on by 2:30 the next morning. No amendments were allowed. The governor signed the bill at 12:30 that afternoon. They took away our rights….  In less than 30 hours.

It was called “Emergency Certification”. Emergency? The legislature had been in session for nearly three months! The bill was 139 pages long. The Senate had 6 hours to digest and vote the bill. Six months later they still didn’t understand what was in it.

Ask yourself “What sort of person would be a party to this sham? What sort of administration would engineer it?”  This wasn’t about Public Safety. It certainly wasn’t about Mental Health. It was about beating gun owners into submission. If you are a gun owner, you already know that…. Death by a thousand cuts.

“Listen hard when you hear the term “gun control” in the news. You’ll notice they’re usually not talking about controlling crime. They’re talking about controlling you.   Always start by asking what a person means when they say this phrase, then shut up and see. Often, people who think of themselves as being anti-gun unwittingly adopt the position that only the rulers should be armed (cop and army guns OK, but not you). Such a person isn’t anti-gun at all, they’re simply anti-rights – your rights.”  —  Alan Korwin

Some issues define the candidate; define the person in such a way that little else matters.


SB 1160:  Remember in November   (***)          10/14


* The rest of the series is on the Metacon website.

** Read her story, including surviving the Luby’s massacre.

*** To see how your legislators voted, go to the Metacon website.
Under: Legislator’s Voting Records:

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