I haven't commented on the (latest) James Yeager flap so far - but he provides a graphic illustration of a simple principle: If you carry a gun, don't make threats.
Not following that advice has backfired very badly on Mr. Yeager and we may all get a little splattered from it. Don't play into the hands of those who would disarm you; stand up to 'em but don't go posturing and drawing lines in the sand. All it does is play into their hands by giving them someone to point at and stoke people's fears.
Yeah, yeah, the right to free speech is normally construed quite broadly. So's the right to be a fool. Doesn't mean ya otta be one.
3 months ago