I see a lot of parallels between the travesties that existed before the civil rights movement of the 60s and what we are seeing today with guns and gun owners. Then, black people were unjustly demonized as ignorant and violent, and as such the Jim Crow laws came into existense. Today, guns and gun owners are demonized as violent and ignorant and we have some stern legislation in place and some more headed our way. Then, democrats like Robert Byrd, George Wallace, and Al Gore Sr. railed for segregation and the retention of Jim Crow policies. Today, we have democrats Diane Feinstein, Blowhard (Bloomberg), Rahm Emmanuel, and Cuomo railing against guns and the need for anybody to have them. Then, the democrats opposed the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments that abolished slavery, reversed Dred Scott, and gave blacks the right to vote. Today, democrats oppose the 2nd amendment (they also oppose the 1st ammendment, when it is exercised to question their policies... but I digress). Then, there were dozens of democratic party platforms that supported slavery and segregation. Today, the democratic party platform supports more gun control, as did previous platforms. I see the right to safety as a fundamental human right, and in today's world, that means having access to a gun to defend myself and my loved ones, whether against a common criminal or the government. It safeguards me against those who would take my life, LIBERTY, or my pursuit of happiness. It is not a guarantee that I will get to keep those rights, but it does give me a fighting chance, which is all I ask for. So I ask you then, is it time to move up to the front of the bus? I think it is. Chime in. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!