Ideological Purity or A Coalition Of The Willing Fighting for Gun Rights
By Greg Camp
Fayetteville, AR –-(Ammoland.com)- The comment section to my last article erupted in a blaze of friendly—and not so friendly—fire over my identification as a liberal and a progressive. According to many who responded, my position is one of compromise and communism, one that endangers the purity of the bodily fluids of the gun rights movement.
Where to begin? On the question of identifying the American left with Marxism. Some politicians—Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, for example—call themselves democratic socialists, by which they mean something different from what was meant by the now-defunct regimes of the Soviet Bloc, but most members of the Democratic Party in this country would fit in well with parties like the Tories in Britain.
I don’t expect many readers to agree, and the question is really a side issue in any case.
The central points are the nature of rights and how much anyone is willing to compromise on them.
One problem that shows up when we try to answer the first of those …Read the Rest