Guest Post by Mike LaRoche
…when you’re in one, stop digging.
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Last night on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, Bob Costas continued to make a fool of himself on the issue of firearm ownership, lamenting America’s supposed “Wild West, Dirty Harry” gun culture. Costas claimed that young men in their twenties and thirties are incapable of being responsible gun owners. Here’s a clip:
Tell me, Mr. Costas, do you believe the tens of thousands of young men serving in our armed forces to be incapable of handling firearms responsibly? Moreover, do you believe civilians like me – 37 years old and the holder of a Texas Concealed Handgun License – to be similarly incompetent?
Perhaps, to paraphrase William Shakespeare, the fault, dear Robert, lies not within our culture, but within yourself. Or as Dirty Harry succinctly stated in Magnum Force, “A man’s got to know his limitations.”