Occupy the 2nd Amendment is a weblog project by Ross Eliot, editor and publisher of American Gun Culture Report from 2005-2010 and author of the 2014 Rainbow Award winning book, Babette: The Many Lives, Two Deaths and Double Kidnapping of Dr. Ellsworth.
While AGCR was a collaborative print periodical bringing together multitudes of perspectives, O2A synthesizes information in the fast changing world of firearm politics based on Eliot’s years of experience advocating for leftist causes combined with 2nd Amendment activism. Might: It’s still not just for the Right.
Pretty cool keep up the good work.
A left leaning friend of mine posted this on their FB page. As a conservative, I cannot understand the left’s opposition to the 2A. I view the 2A as the pre-existing right which protects all the others. Both the right and left need to maintain a healthy level of suspect of the feds and those who rule. Just because “your guy” (insert GOP or DEM) is in control of the WH, Senate, House, etc… doesn’t mean they have your best liberties in mind.
You’re not along out there. I’ve read a few commentaries such as yours from the left on the individual’s right to bear arms:
The Embarrassing Second Amendment
Why Not Renew the “Assault Weapons” Ban? Well, I’ll Tell You…
Why Liberals Should Love The Second Amendment
Bravo to you from a Libertarian!
The decentralized distribution of force benefits us all!
You may already be aware of this, but I just saw this Michelle Goldberg column in The New York Times, and thought of you:
Also mentioned in the article is the nascent Socialist Rifle Association (sounds interesting):
Hope all’s going well for you (and keep up the great work on your blog!).
Hello Shawn, glad to hear from you! Yeah, read that one recently. I’ve been encouraged by the SRA folks definitely. Hope things are good with you as well!