I believe that being despised by the despicable is as good as being admired by the admirable, and that being the case, Mike Vanderboegh is racking up the unintended endorsements. I've talked often in the past about the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), and their open advocacy of a monopoly on force.
That advocacy, indeed, is what I see as the most notable characteristic of that bunch. The other citizen disarmament groups clearly want the armed might of the government to be well beyond the people's ability to realistically challenge, but are a bit less eager to publicly acknowledge it. Not so with the CSGV--whose executive director, Josh Horwitz, is now promoting a book he wrote on that very subject--Guns, Democracy, and the Insurrectionist Idea.
And that brings me to today's topic--on the above page, advertising the book, is the category, "Insurrectionist Talk." There, Mike is featured not once, but twice, with links to both Monopoly (or, Slouching Toward ‘Nut Cuttin' Time.’), and "Kill All They Send..."--both excellent reads (as I've come to expect from Mr. Vanderboegh. Too bad they seem to have missed And you thought this was a comedy? -- "El Guapo" & "El Jefe" Ride Again with Guns, Democracy and the "Insurrectionist Idea."
And we can't forget the Brady Campaign. Back in August, they had this (among other things) to say about him:
In the wake of the Vanderboegh letter, to one degree or another, armed revolt has been treated as a legitimate policy answer to popular gun control measures by one blogger after another in the gun community - rather than denounced as immoral or as street-corner gibberish uttered by one who wears a tinfoil hat.Mike Vanderboegh is fast becoming one of the statists' most feared bogeymen. My admiration continues to grow.