Tuesday, November 28, 2006

I'm a Democrat - and gun control is for the birds

Oregon Democrat, city prosecutor, and NRA member Michael Arnold of Lane County has posted a fantastic rebuttal to Michael Moore's recent "A liberal pledge" which was recently carried in area papers and widely forwarded via email. Arnold's wit shows that not only does Moore not speak for all liberals, he doesn't speak as eloquently either.

Here's the link to Arnold's op-ed in The Register-Guard: "I'm a Democrat - and gun control is for the birds." Apparently the NRA has it linked on their website, too.

Here's a quick sample of what Moore said in his so-called "pledge":

"We will not take away your hunting guns. If you need an automatic weapon or a handgun to kill a bird or a deer, then you really aren't much of a hunter and you should, perhaps, take up another sport. In the meantime, we will arm the deer to make it a fairer fight."

Here's a taste of Arnold's funny, but serious, reply:

"I agree with Moore quite often, but he sometimes makes us look silly to outsiders. He apparently doesn't realize that you are a superstar marksman hunting god or a stalking savant if you can kill a bird or a deer with a handgun."

Indeed. I may use a Ruger Mark II next time for dove hunting, just for the extra challenge. Anyway, check out the whole article over at The Register-Guard and give Mike a pat on the back next time you see him.


Anonymous said...

Just a reminder of what the Oregon Constitution has to say about firearms: "The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence [sic] of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power[.]" Article 1, Section 27 (emphasis added).

I have received hundreds of email comments about this op-ed piece. Many had no idea that so many Democrats were pro-gun and were pleased to be directed to this website. Keep up the great work! - Mike

Anonymous said...

You might want to check out the DPO Resolution 08-2005 for some more backup.