Hoisted on Her Own Petard

Apparently one of the original founders of the Million Mom March was arrested for illegally possessing a handgun and drugs. The woman in question, Annette Stevens, claims the gun belonged to her murdered son and that "...she didn't find it until six or seven months after he died. Not knowing what to do with it, she wrapped it up, put it in a drawer and forgot about it."

She also claims that she was only arrested because she has close connections with one of two rival gangs under investigation for a series of drive-by shootings. Gee, I can't imagine why that would get cops annoyed, can you?

Ms. Stevens joins an illustrious list of gun-control advocates arrested for breaking gun laws. Perhaps most notorious was fellow MMM co-founder Barbara Graham (also known as Barbara Ann Lipscomb, and a few other aliases), who shot and paralyzed an innocent man who she wrongly believed had murdered her son.

The prevailing theory among gun users to explain this seemingly odd phenomenon of gun-control types committing violent acts is that such people are projecting their own instabilities on the rest of humanity. Knowing that they themselves cannot be trusted with weapons, such people assume that the rest of the country is the same way, and live in fear of a similarly deranged person shooting them first. To mitigate that fear, they seek to disarm society (though not themselves, of course).

It is a hopeful sign for the gun-freedom movement that our most prominent opponents are a few Valiums short of a pharmacy, if you get my meaning. As noted in a statement widely attributed to Sigmund Freud, "A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."

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