Literally brought down From On High, this is without a doubt the best response to the gun control folks I have seen in the blogosphere. The whole thing is a must read, but here’s the meat of it (emphasis in orginal):
We now demand that the people of the United States be allowed to defend themselves.
We now demand that, when a parent sends a child to school, that that child be protected, not made absolutely defenseless.
We now demand that a professor, should he wish to be able to defend himself rather than acquiesce to being killed, be allowed to use whatever force is necessary to prevent the depredations of deranged lunatics intent on doing them and their charges grievous harm.
We now demand that, when a woman is being stalked by a crazed psychopath, that she not have to pin her hopes of survival on some meaningless court order, that she be allowed to defend herself with whatever means are necessary.
We now demand that, rather than hide behind a desk as a madman chains the doors barring our escape and begins executing people, and waiting twenty minutes for law enforcement to come to our promised rescue, that we be able to defend ourselves.
We now demand the right to not be at a maniac’s mercy, hoping and praying that he either runs out of ammunition or, as was the case in the Virginia Tech Massacre, that the madman finally decides to kill himself before killing all of us.
We have but one life. We now demand the right to live it.
We hold our children to be the most precious gifts that will ever be given to us. We now demand the right to protect them at all costs.
You’ve had it your way, E.J., for far too long. Your way has ended in dismal, tragic failure. More deaths. More gun laws. More mad gunmen. More gun laws. Enough is enough. We now demand the right to have it our way.