Sunday, March 20, 2011

Winston Dorian on the Obama Statement

On his blog, 2nd Amendment, Shooting and Firearms Blog, Winston didn't really have anything new and interesting to say, but a couple things struck me as noteworthy.

What he chose to do this week is to make a thinly veiled call for gun owners to willingly give up our rights by calling on us to seek “agreement on gun reforms.” But gun owners will not be fooled by this cynical ruse.
"Cynical ruse?" Is that what he meant? Maybe that's one of those lawyer expressions, but I just don't get it.

He goes on to repeat much of what we've heard from the pro-gun side these last days. But the final paragraph is pretty amazing.

NRA has responded to the President’s op-ed (click here to read our response) and has declined the invitation to join in any discussions that have the obvious intent of diminishing our rights. And NRA will continue to decline any such invitations as long as President Obama’s anti-gun actions contradict his misleading campaign rhetoric.
Maybe I'm the last to know, it wouldn't be the first time, but is old Winston an NRA Board Member or does he speak for them in some other capacity. He referred to the official NRA statement as "our response." Of course he could be just a dues-paying member, but expressing it like that would be a bit over-blown, don't you think?

But the best thing about the summation paragraph is the description of Obama's actions.

as long as President Obama’s anti-gun actions contradict his misleading campaign rhetoric

What anti-gun actions do you suppose he's referring to? As president, the only actions taken have been pro-gun, the National Parks and the Amtrak trains. Even the president's inaction has been pro-gun, one could say. So what is Winston talking about?

I suspect that even Winston himself doesn't know.  It seems to me he's doing what so many pro-gun bloggers do, he's repeating the NRA talking points without even considering their merit.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. When Obamster was running for IL congress, he signed a statement in which he claimed to be in favor of banning all hand guns. He nominated Kagen to the Supreme Court and she favors strict gun control. I'm not one of those who takes a man's word for it when I've seen him act to the contrary.

  2. "What anti-gun actions do you suppose he's referring to?"

    1. Nominating Andrew Traver to head the ATF.

    2. Allowing the State Department to block the importation.

    3. Sonya Sotomayor

    4. Elena Kagan

    5. Eric Holder

    6. Hillary Clinton

  3. C'mon guys, the only concrete legislation has been in your favor. Get off it already.

    And you know what we had in the Arizona newspaper last week, just a bunch of blah blah blah. I don't share the hope and optimism expressed by many other gun control advocates. I suspect nothing will come of it.

    But, there's always a bright side. This way we'll always be able to continue having fun on the blogs - forever.