Anthony Bourdain, “…I think I should have as many guns as I like.”

Admitted a “socialist sympathizer, leftie, liberal New Yorker,” Anthony Bourdain had a few things to say about guns on Tumblr today. Folks I don’t pretend to know this many from a hill of beans but, I recognize him as a prominent face in popular culture. A person of influence on the minds of many whose opinions are formed based on what their favorite celebrity of the week is thinking. ¬†And while I usually don’t care what such people think, whenever the subject of guns comes up, I am keen to hear what they have to say because I cannot refute bullshit if I don’t know what’s been said. In this case, I was a little surprised. Somewhat pleasantly even.

Now, I’m not saying Bourdain is or will be a card carrying member of the NRA, GOA, or SOF anytime soon. I do not agree with his attempt to liken guns or the ability to own/operate them to the licensing or purchasing of a “sixteen wheeler.” (Figures a New Yorker wouldn’t know it’s 18-wheels but, that’s another story). But, I did find it refreshing to see that unlike so many lefties, he at least was not on the bandwagon of castigating all gun owners and claiming that the latest tragedy is the fault of gun owners and/or the NRA as so many lefties, especially in the news and entertainment industries, tend to do.

Listening to Bourdain, I am reminded of the kind of people who used to identify themselves a liberals and Democrats and yet are seldom seen anymore. Those aren’t hell bent on taking away other people’s rights. The man obviously still has some leftie ideas with respect to knowing more about me before “allowing” me to exercise my rights but, it seems he at least recognize the right exists and that’s more than I can say for our President or his lackeys.

-Gary

2 thoughts on “Anthony Bourdain, “…I think I should have as many guns as I like.”

  1. Like a typical lib-tard he’s two faced and his mouth and ass-hole are one and the same. Make this shit sack go through the same hell that Bloomberg and other lefties put New Yorkers through when it comes to buying a gun. Me ? I’d submit him to a background check like there was no tomorrow. Take blood sample, fingerprint, etc.

  2. And the problem we have is that he’d willingly submit to all of it. And that’s largely a result of where he has grown up and lived. He has not known freedom like we in Texas know freedom. If we’re going to make any progress for out cause, we’ve got to come at it from a different angle other than just preaching to the choir dismissing him as a lib-tard. That, in fact, is the whole point of his post.

    Most liberals will get highly upset at the idea of requiring background checks, fingerprints, etc to exercise the right to vote. Even more will get upset about having to go through that to exercise their right to free speech. It would seem that it’s worth our time to convince those that can be convinced, that they should feel the same way about the 2nd Amendment because the way one votes, and what one says in public can and often does have all the same ramifications as exercising one’s 2nd Amendment rights.

    -Gary

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