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Gun Rights In Aurora Aftermath

Be careful with this column. Do not forward it to your anti-gun buddies. It makes too much sense. They will not be able to handle it.

Examiner– It’s been said that those on the Right THINK, while those on the Left FEEL. This is true enough as a generalization – you’ll find most folks are indeed consistent with this presumption. Still, it can be shown that the mainstream liberal actually CAN think reasonably, logically and coherently, if motivated to pull his head out of the sand and actually examine empirical evidence.

Being that shame can be a decent motivator, let me encourage any left-leaning readers to continue reading with an open mind by reminding them that the willingness to commit to a judgment or an opinion without first examining all the evidence available (whether it supports or debunks your preconceived notions) is prima facie evidence of either intellectual dishonesty, or intellectual deficit!

In the wake of the Batman Movie shootings in Aurora, CO, the knee-jerk gun-control crowd is once again blaming inanimate objects for the crazed actions of an evil individual intent on mayhem.

William S Burroughs once made a statement now being quoted all over the net. “After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it.” It’s true.

We’re being told we’re living in “the Wild West” by Director, Peter Bogdonovich. Hardly. Do you understand why Jesse James and Billy the Kid are legendary? In the so-called “Wild West” days, when everyone had a six-gun strapped to their side and a Winchester hanging in front of their saddle, there were few with enough brass to choose to live the life of an outlaw. Those who did, and survived successfully more than a couple months at it became notorious. Back then, robbing a bank was something few would attempt and fewer would get away with. Today banks are robbed almost every day and it is covered on the evening news somewhere between the new construction on 5th and Oak, and the sports and weather.

The fact is that an armed citizenry is a safer and more law abiding populace.


Doug Giles

Doug Giles is Pastor of Liberty Fellowship in Wimberley, TX, and is the founder of (290M+ page views). Giles is also the author of the NEW book, The Wildman Devotional: A 50 Day Devotional For Men. Follow Doug on Instagram and Truth Social at @thegilesway and on Twitter @TheArtOfDoug.