A comedy writer’s attempt to embarrass Second Amendment supporters is falling as flat as a bad joke.
Seemingly unaware that many former military men and women remain as committed to the Constitution they defended in uniform now that they’re back in civilian life, “Family Guy” writer Brian Scully posted a Twitter challenge to gun rights supporters.
Hey, “heroes” who want to own assault rifles; join the Army & get one for free… go to a war and be a REAL hero. Yeah, I didn’t think so.
— Brian Scully (@BrianRScully) October 18, 2014
He probably thought he was being clever. He probably thought he was being sharp — all hip and sardonic and Hollywood. But conservative TV and radio host Dana Loesch knew what he really was (besides a guy who writes for a glorified comic strip, that is).
Because as the Twitter response shows, many gun rights supporters have done exactly what Scully suggested and joined the armed services of the United States — not to get a free gun, but to protect the rights of people like Scully and his gun-grabbing fellow travelers.
(Just a guess, but there are probably a good many more veterans who support constitutional rights in the NRA than there are in Organizing for America.)
@exjon @BrianRScully he has no idea how many of us DID join.
— xbradtc (@xbradtc) October 18, 2014
@DLoesch Haha, yep. Did that twice.
— Gunny Dave USMC (@dave_usmc) October 18, 2014
Already did. Care to opine why I can’t have 1 now? MT @BrianRScully Hey, “heroes” who want to own assault rifles; join Army & get 1 for free
— The Cracker Emcee (@Fenway_Nation) October 18, 2014
@xbradtc And he most likely assumes anyone who volunteered is a dummy. (I never saw @BrianRScully in my nuclear physics class.)
— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 18, 2014
What’s really interesting about Scully’s post is how much it says about the liberal misunderstanding of what rights are in the United States. The Constitution guarantees rights by preventing the government from infringing on them, it does not create rights (liberals think that’s what the Supreme Court is for.)
Implying anyone who wants to exercise their Second Amendment rights to bear arms must enter the military is like saying anyone who wants to exercise the right to vote has to go to school, read newspapers, watch the news, or even know anything at all about a candidate other than that he was the first black man to become a major American political party’s candidate for the United States (or that Lena Dunham wanted to have sex with him in a voting booth).
Since that would gut the Democrat Party of a sizable part of its voting bloc, it’s a fair bet Kelly and his ilk wouldn’t go for it.
[email protected] I See. People can only be armed while fighting to protect your rights such as writing/speaking but not their own rights/lives
— The Right Wing M (@TheRightWingM) October 18, 2014
And by the way, the people who wrote that BoR believed that those rights were God-given and could NEVER be taken away. @exjon @BrianRScully
— EBOLA in the USSA (@ROCKInTheUSSA) October 18, 2014
@BrianRScully Protecting the Second Amendment is one of the reasons I served. Shame if I wind up having to protect it from numbskulls like u
— Wayne Austin (@WaynesterAtl) October 18, 2014
You already are, Mr. Austin. You already are.
But this one makes a dare that Kelly and the anti-gun crew will never take.
@BrianRScully I’m a veteran. All civilians have the right to bear arms. If you don’t like it, work to revise the Bill of Rights.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 18, 2014
As someone once put it: Didn’t think so.
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