Monday, August 17, 2009
The Great Derangment visits Encinitas
From the Examiner.com: Women partake in Open Carry gun event in Encinitas
The romantic image,
The boring reality.
Excerpts from the article in bold, my commentary in italics:
The quiet streets of this San Diego seaside community were awakened to the Second Amendment rights as 12 Californians walked the sidewalks with their firearms. Six of the 12 open carriers were women and six additional non-carriers handed out informational fliers to anyone who was interested.
"Awakened"? Interesting word to use. I guess we have woke up to the fact that not even Encinitas is immune to The Great Derangement syndrome that is sweeping the country, especially with the presidential election of that Kenyan born Socialist/Fascist who is destroying the fabric of America.
Most of residents were curious about what was going on, some thought the open carriers were a part of law enforcement and a few were offended, but the morning event ended with educating the public about their right to carry a gun in the state of California.
Being bold about carrying guns in public is the hot new fad in America. TeeVee and radio personality Glenn Beck recently boasted about taking a gun to the movies, "I went to the movie this weekend with a gun and surprise, surprise, I didn't kill anybody." I would like to add the word YET to the end of that sentence.
Of coarse there are a few rules to be followed when taking your gun outside your home. First you need to be a registered gun owner, the weapon must be in a holster in plain site and it cannot be loaded. Ammunition is normally carried, but separate from the gun.
Once the group met, they notified the local law enforcement, as a courtesy, that they would be walking the downtown district of Encinitas.
“It’s awesome, we as Americans have the right to carry our guns and it can’t be taken away from us,” said Rochelle Howes, fellow open carrier participant. “This is my second open carry and it amazes me that some law enforcement officers don’t know we have this right.”
Fellow gun advocate, Mari Hayden, says this is her first open carry event. “This is great. I just talked to an off-duty officer who said they were creeped out by this right, but I told her I was creeped out that she was a cop.”
Hey, I'm creeped out too! Sounds like a real creepy event put on by creepy people. Call them the Creepy Creeps.
Another fellow carrier was Rosa Garcia, a Mexican immigrant who came here legally with a sponsor; “I do this to share quality time with my sons.” The Garcia’s are belong to the San Diego Minutemen group and since they’ve lost their business due to illegal immigration, they depend on the kindness of the Minutemen for help to get by in the tough recession.
"They lost their business due to illegal immigration". Gee, could you be more vague? So now they are on some kind of Minutemen welfare program or something? It's good to spend time with your kids though, I took my son to the beach this weekend.
Sarah Conner is another kick ass single mom.
When it comes to the importance of being able to carry their firearms, many open carriers had different reasons for the educational walk through Encinitas.
“I will save a liberals' life even if they won’t save mine,” says Pendry Boteler. “I don’t mine though because I’ve been around guns my whole life.”
Ah, this is getting interesting. “I will save a liberals' life even if they won’t save mine,” This is one of the most paranoid things I've ever heard. Under what circumstance does Pendry believe her gun will "save a liberals' life"? And, isn't it interesting how absolutely everything these days gets boiled down to liberal vs conservative? Normal life is extinct, now we just live in a giant Red Soxs vs Yankees game of Us vs Them. This is a prime example of the Great Derangement. This deranged woman believes that a "liberal" won't save her life. You know, one of my most liberal friends is a paramedic. He has saved more than a few lives. Just sayin'.
The goal of this group is to exercise this right in every North San Diego County city in order to educate as many Americans as possible, says Jeff Schwilk founder of the San Diego Minutemen.
Not everyone was convinced this was a good idea. A few residents left their table outside a café and said, “You people are nuts and paranoid. You shouldn’t want guns in your Christian nation.”
However across the plaza the group ran into current City Council member and former Encinitas Mayor Dan Dalager. “I’m not used to seeing people walk down the street openly carrying guns. I’m not endorsing it, but I’m not freaked out by it either.”
He continued to say that growing up he used guns and referred to them as tools that they used on the property to get the fox out of the chicken coop.
And here is why I'm even blogging about this story. Good 'ol Dan Dalager, no matter what the issue is you can always count on Danny to lapse into some random memory of the good old days of his youth when Encinitas was Mayberry and he was Opie. Classic.
Finally one of the carriers drove down from Orange County to learn about the organization in hopes of bringing a chapter to the Orange County area in a few months.
Vincent Burke is a lifetime National Rifle Association member and assists the U.S. Border Patrol on the U.S./Mexico border in counter-narco terrorism activity. “It’s tough work, but someone’s got to do it.”
It is tough work...for the U.S. Border Patrol. Maybe you should get a job with the Boarder Patrol instead of being some kind of comic book vigilante?
Once the streets were safe and the group hungry, they all ended their day at Giovanni’s Italian restaurant on Hwy 101 for lunch, guns and all.
"Once the steets were safe"? Seriously? What the f*ck? The Examiner article is suggesting that the streets of Encinitas are not safe? Well, gosh and golly and a big thank you to these brave souls for making the streets of Encinitas safe! Yup, even former mayor and current city councilman Dan Dalager was "not freaked out" by these pistol packing nerds. But hey, if you ride a skateboard down the sidewalk you are public enemy #1!
The thing that troubles me about these groups, I don't believe that they are sincere about expressing their 2nd Amendment rights. No, I believe that they have itchy trigger fingers and actually pray for the day they get to pull the trigger. As time goes on their excuse may get thinner and thinner. Do you feel that the streets of downtown Encinitas are safer with people openly carrying handguns?
*Now before you all start to destroy me in the comments section for being a liberal anti-gun socialist keep in mind that I keep a Made-in-the USA Remington 870 shotgun next to my bedside table, so don't get any ideas creeps.
The Great Derangement by Matt Taibbi