Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Don't Take Your Guns to Town, Don...

Well, in fact, he didn't... take his guns, that is.

When Alaska's Congressman Don Young addressed NRA's Second Amendment Task Force in Fairbanks on Monday, he strapped on a borrowed Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum, just to be "one of the boys," I guess.

This is the pistol Clint Eastwood carried when he portrayed "Dirty Harry" Callahan.

Like most Alaskans, I support the 2nd Amendment, so I'm not really jumping Don's case about this.

Unlike Don and many of his buddies, however, I support the rest of the Constitution, too.

You know - those pesky parts that guarantee the freedom to dissent, the right of privacy, equal protection regardless of creed, race, gender or sexual preference, etc. etc...

I just thought it was kind of funny... and very "Don-like." He said "this feels pretty good," and posed for pictures with group members.

Yeah, I could go into the whole "mine is bigger than yours," the pistol as a phallic symbol discussion... but I won't.