Now I Actually Do Want To Take Your Guns

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

From several readers, Dave Holmes writing at Esquire:

Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I now actually do want to take your guns.

All of your guns.

Right now.

I’m concerned about a great many things in life, but not this.  Dave Holmes is going to take my guns?  Really?  This Dave Holmes?

Oh, and it looks like several folks have responded to poor Dave.

You cannot trust everyone to read past a punchy headline. That’s why plenty of people—plenty—ran right to their keyboards to say: “You’re taking my guns? You’ll get them bullets first.” I would also accept—and did, oh my God, so many times:

  • “Go ahead and try, the streets will be awash in blood.”
  • “Good luck confiscating all those guns yourself, really hope you don’t get murdered by law abiding citizens lol.”
  • “Molon Labe.” (I’d never heard this one before, and it appears to be the gun lobby’s version of “Bazinga.”)
  • Lots of memed-up screenshots from Tombstone and Deadwood, which, if you’re trying to convince me that 2018 America is not the Wild West, are less than encouraging.

This is not a problem that’s endemic to one side of one issue, by the way. Plenty of people of all political persuasions will get worked up over a headline and develop an opinion instead of reading the piece. But in my experience, only gun-rights activists will do this and then add that they’re going to shoot you.

Welcome to thunderdome, boy.  Hey, you’re the one who wanted to run with the big dogs.

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  1. On May 22, 2018 at 1:32 am, Dan said:

    Actually HE doesn’t want to take away guns. He wants SOMEONE ELSE to do it. Because HE is a coward. If told that he MUST be number one in the stack as the door gets breached he would very quickly change his tune…..right after he shit his pants.

  2. On May 22, 2018 at 8:02 am, Fred said:

    Here’s your problem sodomite Dave, I’m not a UN member state. Nor am I a signatory to the Geneva conventions. I’m not even real sure where Oslo and Nuremberg are. If you want to do this, it will happen under the Old Testament Natural Law. Pity you don’t know what that means.

    He is of the order of Melchizedek. There is no king but King Jesus.

  3. On May 22, 2018 at 8:30 am, Ned said:

    Now “I” actually want to take your guns. Right. No doubt, “you” will be kicking doors and leading the charge. Of course, “you” will have a weapon when “you” do this, right? So “you” aren’t really against gun ownership, just against the hoi polloi having guns.

    You just don’t look that ready to me, boy.

  4. On May 22, 2018 at 11:40 am, Gryphon said:

    Yep, a Perfect Example of the Delusions of the ‘ruling class’ Today… Thinking that:
    A) Everyone will OBEY (((their))) ‘laws’.

    B) Everyone who Refuses can and will be “Arrested”.

    C) (((their))) thugpigs and gender-fluid, multi-culti ‘military’ will be able to go
    Door-to-Door and Confiscate Weapons.

    D) There will be No ‘blowback’ to the political class and its Useful Idiots like
    this one.

  5. On May 22, 2018 at 2:27 pm, scott s. said:

    OK, so I did “read past the headline”. It’s a threat that if “you” do not “meet in the middle” he will “take all of your guns out of your hands”. What is it to “meet in the middle”? Not clear, except he wants “sensible, incremental changes”. Incremental, which means he knows what he wants is to “take them all and melt them down” but can’t get there in one step, so proposes that “in the middle” means we get to that endpoint eventually, just not today.

  6. On May 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @Scott,

    And I guess he and his boyfriend are going to pull all of this off.

  7. On May 22, 2018 at 2:47 pm, Adam Baum said:

    It’s more likely we’ll take the guns from their cold dead hands. Well, at least until they come to the realization that “resistance is fertile”!

  8. On May 23, 2018 at 8:13 am, GA Patriot said:

    It seems that Congressional Rep E. Swalwell (Commie-CA) is on the same page with his mandatory buyback/prosecute idea. They never believe that the blowback will reach them.

  9. On May 23, 2018 at 8:24 am, Kuffar said:

    If you ask nicely I’m sure everyone will go along with you…

  10. On May 23, 2018 at 1:10 pm, Steve Voss said:

    It appears that Dave is unfamiliar with the old American tradition of Tory Hunting. In this case what you don’t know will hurt you.

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