A piece I'd never seen before; I like it.
People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single- issue thinker, and a single- issue voter, but it isn't true. What I've chosen, in a world where there's never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician -- or political philosophy -- is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center.
Make no mistake: all politicians -- even those ostensibly on the side of guns and gun ownership -- hate the issue and anyone, like me, who insists on bringing it up. They hate it because it's an X-ray machine. It's a Vulcan mind-meld. It's the ultimate test to which any politician -- or political philosophy -- can be put.
What his attitude -- toward your ownership and use of weapons
-- conveys is his real attitude about you. And if he doesn't trust you, then
why in the name of John Moses Browning should you trust him?
I can't find the quote right now, I think it was Claire Wolfe, along the lines of "How a politician thinks about guns tells him what he thinks of you; whether he sees you as a adult capable of making decisions or a child who needs his guidance and orders." Seems to cover it.