The Atlantic is a liberal magazine that’s supposed to be for smart people. One of its top senior editors is an idiotic Canadian called David Frum who hates guns, hates the real America, and hates Trump. That tells you basically all you need to know about the roots of the Atlantic.
However, it’s important now and then to take a gander at the hot garbage that fills their pages; this stuff influences upper income folks who are often politically influential to our nation’s issues. In other words, we need to expose these lies so they don’t drag more people down with their seductive sound.
The most recent essay in the Atlantic is an anti-gun screed from a small town leftist politician called Diana Palmer and leftist professor Timothy Zick. What they argue sounds interesting at first, but it’s complete propaganda nonsense.
What Do Zick and Palmer Say?
Zick and Palmer say the Second Amendment harms the First Amendment. In sharp disagreement to patriots who’ve long argued the right to bear arms protects the right to free speech, these two leftist smart alecks claim the ability to own weapons actually leads to a lack of safety in public places and makes people feel unsafe to express their views.
Essentially, these two argue speaking freely is harder if you’re worried you might get shot for it. They then reference the BLM and Antifa “protests” and how “counterprotesters” with weapons caused fear and a silencing of voices.
This must be those “mostly peaceful” protests last summer we keep hearing about! Remember the ones? The media told us it was no big deal while buildings burned down behind them and crazed communists and race hustlers tried to destroy our country.
As for “silencing” the voices, are you kidding me? CNN and the fake news media gave a giant megaphone to every nutball anarchist and BLM racist who wanted to talk.
CNN amplified their voices and emboldened them to spread their anti-American hatred and nonsense. If patriots hadn’t had guns, it’s awful to think how much worse things could have been.
Here is @govevers telling #2A citizens to “stay home” so violent rioters can exercise their “First Amendment” rights time burn, loot & maraud without interference! Blames law-abiders under attack, protects law-breakers sowing chaos. That’s #AnarchoTyranny pic.twitter.com/TQlI0TSgs3
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) August 27, 2020
Without the Second Amendment, There is No First Amendment
Zick and Palmer argue concealed carry also leads to people being scared to talk and protest in case somebody gets violent. What they’re doing is basically no different than when liberals claim guns kill people.
Actually, people kill people. Guns are just tools…and every legal gun owner who’s learned basic safety and protocol doesn’t draw their weapon unless they are acting in self-defense.
The idea guns make free speech harder is absurd. If it was true, we wouldn’t be seeing so many protests everywhere which don’t end in shootings.
The truth is half the country would be dead and shot up if what Zick and Palmer were saying was true, but instead, as usual, the truth is the opposite of what the left says.
Guns act as a preventive measure against violence, keeping protests as protests instead of attacks, arson, and violence. There’s a reason so much of the worst violence and riots have been in blue states where counterprotesters aren’t armed.
Without the First Amendment, there is no liberty.
— Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) August 20, 2020