Depending on where you live, the chances are you have come across those who disagree with your choice to exercise your right to keep and bear arms. There is also a chance you have found businesses that do not recognize your 2nd Amendment rights.
There are plenty of those of the “tolerant” left who have causes they believe in as well.
The difference between in how gun owners react to rejection and the way those of the hateful left is quite telling.
If a business is anti-gun, we as gun owners will most likely avoid it in order to support another company that believes in the 2nd Amendment. We’ll let others in our community know that a certain business is anti-gun and may even reach out to that business to let them know that they are losing business but it doesn’t extend further than that.
Then you have the hateful left, and I’m not talking about those stooges who impotently try to boycott Starbucks
but rather those hate mongering “tolerant” intellectuals. Those that wish those who disagree with them to die, or their families to die are are threatening them directly with murder.
This kind of hateful rhetoric is not limited to the anti-gun zealots but rather to any person who dares disagree with an opinion of a hateful left member.
The most recent example of this is the vicious and continued attack by the hateful left against “Sweet Cakes By Melissa”. What did the owners of the cake shop, Aaron and Melissa Klein, do that was so reprehensible to the hateful left?
They chose to not bake a cake for a lesbian wedding since, on religious grounds, they do not agree morally with a homosexual marriage.
While every gun owner I know and anyone who is not a member of the hateful left would have just found another place to have their cake baked and been content to know that Sweet Cakes lost business, the lesbian couple decided to sue in order to force the Klein’s to betray their own beliefs.
The courts in Oregon, being one of the west coast havens for the hateful left, ruled that the Klein’s had to invalidate their 1st Amendment right of freedom of religion and betray their religious belief in order to placate this lesbian couple.
I can only imagine if I went to a Muslim Bakery and demanded they put bacon into a cake. Somehow I doubt the court would back me up on that in the same manner.
But on top of forcing a business owner to betray their own religious rights, the hateful left wanted to also punish the owners by threatening them until they decided to close their shop.
Threatening calls, letters promising violence and hateful posts on social media flooded the Kleins. From proclamations that Aaron should be shot to one apparent threat that he be raped, the hate and angst being thrown the Klein family’s way is certainly serious in nature. Some have even wished for the couple’s five children to be stricken with illness.
One of the tamer ones:
“You stupid bible-thumping, hypocritical b**ch. I hope your kids get really, really, sick and you go out of business,”
That is the tolerance of the hateful left. You are free to believe in anything you want…so long as you completely agree with them or else they will threaten you and your family.
The Klein’s, refusing to betray their values decided to close the doors to their business and move the operation to a home-based business. That is called conviction and I salute them for it. I wish them all the luck and congratulate them on staying true to their beliefs in the face of the ugly and hateful response by the hateful left.
As a vocal gun owner, I have been all too familiar with death threats and just vicious hateful trash being spewed at me from the sewers the hateful left calls mouths.
It is important as a gun owner, or as any rational and reasonable human being to avoid the violence and vitriol of the hateful left and in doing so showing the contrast to an outside party of what we stand for and what the hateful left stand for.
We stand for freedom…they stand for hate mongering and groupthink.