USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “The former Georgia congressional candidate accused of killing her husband and campaign treasurer in Aiken County had been married to him only eight days before he is believed to have been shot,” The Augusta Chronicle reported Friday. “[Kellie Lynne] “Collins was made the beneficiary of [victim Curt] Cain’s insurance about two to three weeks before his death.”
What kind of politician would covet money they had no claim to and resort to what they call “gun violence”?
Collins’ campaign website went dark last year and the Internet Archive/Wayback Machine capture never saved the contents of her “Issues” page, but a July 5, 2017 report in the Athens Banner-Herald noted:
“Positions outlined on Collins’ website include support for … ‘responsible’ gun regulation to ‘(e)nsure a more careful monitoring process in gun sales from both retailers and private dealers to protect all parties involved and shield the community from the effects of firearms falling into the wrong hands;’”
Another set of “wrong hands” was also in the news recently.
“Mary Jo Buttafuoco was willing to forgive her husband’s teenage mistress who brutally shot her in the head — but the decision was far from simple,” Fox News reported Saturday. “The 63-year-old revisited the infamous 1992 case of Amy Fisher, who was coined “the Long Island Lolita” by the press…”
“I am looking forward to devoting my time and energy to as many organizations as I can that are trying to keep guns out of the hands of minors,” prohibited person Fisher was quoted by CBS News from a Long Island Press article she wrote, back in the days after prison but before she tried her…uh… hand at promoting a sex tape. Here’s what she had to say about the right to keep and bear arms in one of her columns:
There is no positive aspect to having assault weapons available for the buying public. No one needs an AK-47 for home protection. The government says it’s dedicated to fighting the war on terrorism, but it’s letting this bill die. Imagine the damage that terrorists living in this country could do with assault weapons. Is the government protecting homeowners? Hunters? Hunters don’t need an Uzi to shoot deer.
Assault weapons were designed for military use. If a law-abiding citizen has such a yearning to possess one of these weapons, then let that person join the Marines.
The cognitive dissonance is hardly limited to these two.
Earlier this year we took a look at some anti-gunners that included a school shooter, two “straw purchasers” for the Columbine killers, two Million Mom March members (one the president of the Springfield, IL chapter), Fisher, and one of the Columbine killers who had advocated “A school is no place for a gun.” And there are plenty more violent “anti-violence advocates” where they came from.
Yes, these are anecdotal, but there’s something to be said for the supposition that these misfits are projecting. They know they can’t be trusted with a gun so they presume you can’t be either. Otherwise, that would mean the problem was not with your rights but within them.
Better to blame NRA and pass another law, right?
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.
In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.