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Monday, January 13, 2014

NPR, CSGV think lack of military service reduces one's authority on gun rights

I have never asked anyone to give my views any more weight because of my stint in the Army, and I will never claim that a person who has never served is therefore less qualified to comment on gun rights and "gun control." Military service, past or present, plays no role in one's authority on the issue of the right to keep and bear arms--and neither does lack of such service--unless Everitt wants to argue that Timothy McVeigh was more qualified on the issue than was, say, Sarah Brady. [More]

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Anonymous said...

The Left's respect for military service seems to come and go, depending on what is convenient at the moment. They criticized George W. Bush and Dan Quayle for hiding out in the National Guard to duck the draft, but they are OK with Bill Clinton running away to England with his tail between his legs. Clinton and Obama make Bush and Quayle look like Audie Murphy. For that matter, George H. W. Bush and Bob Dole served in WWII, and both lost to draft dodger Clinton in elections. In 1992, the Democrats nominated Clinton instead of Bob Kerrey. And how many CSGV members voted for McCain over Obama in 2008?

Anonymous said...

Does lack of military service reduce one's authority on all political issues, or only on gun control? Do you have to be a veteran to express your opinion on abortion, capital punishment, taxes, food stamps, or Social Security? Most liberals are not veterans, and they are in no position to throw stones.

Anonymous said...

Dianne Feinstein implied that veterans were all whacked out from PTSD and therefore should not be allowed to own firearms. Sara Lister, who was General Counsel of the Army under Jimmy Carter and Assistant Secretary of the Army under Bill Clinton, said that US Marines were "extremists." It's catch-22: if you are not a veteran, you have no authority on the issue at hand. If you are a veteran, you are a raving psychotic. And, either way, you can't be allowed to own a gun.