Gun-Owning Leftists Are a Good Thing; Here’s Why

Gun-Owning Leftists Are a Good Thing; Here’s Why

With their feeling like they are going through a zombie apocalypse, gun-owning Leftists could be a positive trend.

The idea of gun-owning Leftists may seem threatening to some, but I think it could represent a cultural turning point.

Heather Wilhelm gave me the idea at the National Review when she wrote about positive effects that the Donald Trump victory is having on Liberals.

Suddenly, left-leaning partisans — many of whom have never met a government program they didn’t like, a boatload of money they didn’t want to spend on a study determining the proper gender roles of wombats, or an “incorrect” opinion they didn’t yearn to squash in the name of “free speech” — are learning to harbor a healthy distrust of big government. Lo and behold! Merry Christmas!

Witness Ana Marie Cox, a popular progressive writer with gigs at MTV and the New York Times. “So who else has been researching basic disaster prep stuff?” she polled her Twitter audience on Wednesday. “Bc—congrats, right wingers—I do not trust the government to help anymore!” Her next tweet extended the holiday merriment to our nation’s Second Amendment enthusiasts: “Getting my rifle out of storage this week.”

Bravo! Both are fabulous ideas. I, after all, am an enthusiastic “prepper,” meaning I have stocks of canned goods, water, various walkie talkies, and books on how to survive things like parachute failures and grizzly-bear attacks stashed throughout my house. I live in Texas, so obviously I also have a gun. Or two. Or ten. Unfortunately, telling everyone you’re a prepper is not the best idea in the world, because when some sort of alien invasion or EMP attack actually does happen, those legions of un-prepped slacker friends who once made fun of you will descend upon your house and ask for all of your stuff.

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