Progressives and Guns The peoples actions after 9/11 has motivated me to change some of my views on gun laws in this country. I watch with a dropped jaw as people seemed to eagerly line up to trade in thier rights for security. And the governemts seemed eaqually eager to take them away. Sort of like the worst of the liberals join forces with the worst of the neocons. As a longtime 'progressive' I came to some conclusions: 1) The government is not only incapable of protecting it's population from terrorists, it seems to have little interest in doing so except in word only. 2) As Katrina proved, the governement will be incapable of dealing with the aftermath of a large scale terrorist attack. 3) The government has no interest in protecting the border or ports. It seems more interested in creating a new world order. From Bush I, through the Clinton years and into today's administration they have little interest in The United States of America. If peoples rights get trampled on the march to this new order so be it. It may be likely in the future the real enemy may be internal, not external terrorist threats. So, arming onself seem to be the prudent thing to do. Oh yes, and shooting sure beats golfing any day!!!!