Originally Posted by Chainfire
From Heston's quote, you can infer that Heston believes some (good) people should be able to have guns and some (bad) people should not. It therefore stands to reason that he did not believe in an absolute constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
That was pretty good pretzel logic.
Given that, it is just a matter of selecting who is good and who is bad, and who does the selection; and therein lies the rub.
No problem at all. It is only difficult to tell the bad guys from the good guys when you don't stand for anything. I have no problem at all knowing who's who in the zoo. Neither do the vast majority of those who live here. I do get things wrong once in a long while and when that happens, I have no problem with a sincere apology. The only thing worse than getting that wrong once in a rare while (and then likely only temporarily) is never being able to make the call.
Speakin' of Heston and Reagan, here's a bit of trivia I don't get:
Heston and Reagan were both born in Illinois. Obama's stomping grounds and, seems to me, a Borg hive. And yet both of them turned out to be intelligent, principled conservatives and leaders.
Johnson and the Bush Presidents were Texans. All of them were statists, Johnson especially (of course) but both Bushes also promoted bigger government.
Seems wierd to me that renowned conservatives come from Ill. and renowned big-government leaders came from Tx. Might be my western bigotry showing through..