“The Modern Democratic Fire-Eaters”. As I understand it, every action results in an equal and opposite reaction. Like Princess Leia’s admonition to Grand Moff Tarkin, the hysterical left-wing rants against guns and just about every other civil liberty they don’t approve of merely shores up the conservative cause. Not too mention it increases the sale of what guns are still left on store shelves. Put simply, it firms up opposition like waves carrying more sand onto a sandbar. I realize that the unhinged, vicious nature of statements like those cited in the “Fire-Eaters” column stems from a liberal belief that their causes are so just that any dissension is a diabolical element that must be ruthlessly exorcised. But that doesn’t make it any less disturbing. Quite the opposite. Tyranny can grow quickly from a mob-driven chorus of small-mindedness, if left unanswered (my second biggest beef with the Bush II years – after illegal immigration). And as noted in the link above, the only concrete defense a free people has against tyranny is the 2nd Amendment.