Right wing gun fever is spreading ahead of assault weapons reform


Fellow columnist Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel is also busy envisaging a "second civil war" under Obama. He claimed last week that liberals celebrate school shootings, adding that the National Education Association is to blame for the Sandy Hook massacre.

"No one’s taking my guns either. Period," said Barber. "I plan to buy more -- a bunch more. In fact, who’s to say I don’t already have a veritable arsenal? Point is, tain’t Big Brother Barack’s nor any other candy-keistered-liberal-cream-puff’s bloody business whether I do or not."

This is the language of confrontation and dismissal, of course. This language contains dog whistles and put downs and plays to the to the basest prejudices of the people listening. It plays to them in the knowledge that they have not and will ever listen to the other side.

If 20 dead children can't make them think again, nothing can. But don't take my word for it. Listen to them yourself.