A number of years ago, well-known gun blogger LawDog had a long post regarding compromise on gun rights. He used the analogy of splitting a cake wherein after a number of compromises we are left with just crumbs.
I was reminded of that analogy recently when I saw his infographic which put this analogy into pictorial form. It came up with regard to our recent demonstration outside of Sen. Thom Tillis’ office in Raleigh. Tillis was one of the prime architects of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act which saw those of us who are pro-rights get nothing and the other side get “a good first step”.
I have to agree with LawDog. We have been reasonable for much too long. The urge “to do something” never results in either good policy or one that is actually effective. With the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bruen, we need to go on the offensive which it appears groups like the Second Amendment Foundation and the Firearms Policy Coalition have started to do.
Since I’m speaking of LawDog, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that he published an anthology this spring called Ghosts of Malta. In addition to LawDog, it has stories by Jim “Old NFO” Curtis and Kelly “Ambulance Driver” Grayson in it. I’ve read it cover to cover and highly recommend it. The anthology is available in both book and Kindle format on Amazon.
UPDATE: If you would like to purchase a copy of this infographic in a poster-size format, they are available from LawDog. Go to https://www.tattersandravelings.com/product/lawdog-s-gun-rights-cake-poster/123?cs=true&cst=custom
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Cake to crumbs, and I hear the vacuum in the background.
If you want your own copy of the poster, they are available – from LawDog! – over at his friend’s web site: https://www.tattersandravelings.com/product/lawdog-s-gun-rights-cake-poster/123?cs=true&cst=custom
I am not affiliated with these in any way (want to get one myself!), but as I do believe the image is copyrighted, and Dawg himself did come up with the (much plagiarized) analogy, it would probably be polite to add the link to the post. 😉
Kermit beat me to it, and thanks for the kind words on the Malta Anthology.
We have been reasonable for much too long.
Givin in to a bully doesn’t ever make them go away.
The same people who want to take our guns understand that negotiation with terrorists is not going to work, appeasing a tyrant won’t work so WHY have there been agreements, infringements, on our rights? They never stop.
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