Saturday, April 20, 2013

So Called "Gun Rights"

That was part of a comment left on this post by Erin Palette of Lurking Rhythmically. She was doing a bit of celebrating over the Senate's defeat of a slew of gun control bills, and one commenter wasn't happy about her stance on "gun rights," the chosen method of marginalizing her position.

The original post was a thing of beauty, but her response to the commenter is even better. Ms. Palette is a Pegasister (female brony), and spends a lot of her blogging time on that pursuit. Perhaps that might lead you to think she's a rollover, but you would be mistaken. Erin is heavily into self defense and the preservation of her rights, while still maintaining an overall progressive attitude. And she has a very good command of the English language and is quite adept at skewering those who piss her off. She does NOT care for condescending behavior, period.

So, go and read. Read her original post, then her followup. You'll appreciate the time you took.


threecollie said...

I read that earlier today when MArooned linked to it. What a great one! Made me feel plumb good to read it. When I think of trying to live where we do unarmed, it scares the heck out of me. The creepers and goblins and ghouls who have come up our driveway, if stretched end to end would probably reach to Washington....if they hitch hiked a little.

Anonymous said...

She is probably young (below 35). She still can afford to go into rages.

Aaaand - she obviously does not live in NYC.

Jeffro said...

Tatyana: She actually had her fortieth birthday the other day. Lives in Florida. Gay, too.

She does tend towards the dramatic, but I get a kick outta that.

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm sure.