Sebastian over at “Shall Not Be Infringed” posted a brilliant piece of analysis today.
It’s not the guns, he says.
People who eschew civil rights don’t hate the guns, they hate those of us who espouse freedom.
When it was just a bunch of old white guys, they figured we’d just die off and that would be the end of this evil gun culture.
The problem is all of the women and young people interested in guns in recent years — and magnified many fold more so in recent weeks. And the leftists who eschew personal liberty and freedom know we aren’t going down without a fight.
And they hate that fact, just as they hate us.
Here’s the pièce de résistance from Sebastian:
I think this is absolutely correct, and everything we’ve been seeing in the media and from the gun control organizations seems to back that up. It fits with the article I did earlier on the cultural changes the coastal elites are seeing being the root cause of this latest backlash. We’ve been too successful for our own good. As long as gun ownership were confined to old, fat white guys (OFWGs), they were content to tolerate it. The changing face of gun ownership worries them, not because of a fear of guns, but for fear and loathing of the people who enjoy them, who increasingly are looking like them. If something isn’t done soon, they may have to take the opinions of gun owners seriously. Gun control is a movement of old white people, but they aren’t going to go down without a fight.