As usual, the media pundits are racing to explain away yesterday’s tragic event in Tucson, Arizona, by diagnosing and labeling Jared Lee Loughne as an assignable cause. They want to know if he was a Left-wing nut, a Right-wing nut, or just a generally deranged nut?
He was no nut! He was just Arizona Normal.
Arizona, a leader in the proliferation of fractured ideologies and story-lines —- alien invasions, government conspiracies, gun rights, fascist commies and other evil-doers —- has done much to help institutionalize and legitimate the idea that we live in an every-man-for-himself world, surrounded by enemies who are out to subjugate each and every person’s god-given perogratives, assuming that is that those prerogatives are exercised by white, god-fearing Americans. In Arizona, and much of America, young Loughne is just a regular guy who has learned his lessons well. But Arizona Normal is not just for Arizonans.
An institution no less important than the great Supreme Court of the United States itself is on-board and is doing its best to keep the ball rolling downhill. A standout among some of its most recent decisions is the court’s latest interpretation of the second amendment, which reads in its original form:
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
According the court and Arizona normals, a proper, if somewhat twisted restatement of the amendment, should read:
Guns, being necessary for every individual to defend his or her personal prerogatives against any other person who gets in his or her way, no lawful restriction shall be created to “well regulate” the right of each individual to be armed, locked and loaded.
Jared Lee Loughne, being a normal young man with a deep appreciation of the latest interpretation of the Second Amendment, arrived at the Safe-Way market parking lot, armed, locked and loaded. He then acted in good faith—Arizona Normal— to defend himself from the threat posed by evil government.
Interestingly, Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D) supported Arizona’s gun “laws” that encouraged people like young Loughne to go about their daily business with concealed weapons,locked and loaded, just in case evil should get in their way.
Reportedly Jared Lee’s defense against evil was a Glock semi-automatic, rapid-fire man-stopper accessorized with an extended magazine, presumably in order to deal with extra evil.
PS – I lifted the following comment posted following a NTY article on the events in Tucson. It really does capture the essence of Arizona Normal.
“As far as I know congresswoman Giffords was a big advocate of illegal alien rights. Same illegals that come to USA and kill and rob Americans everyday. And that is somehow not violence, not crime and does not cause all the left wing hysteria in the news. Perhaps, someone got fed up with inability to find justice by any other means. As US Economy crumbles violence against the corrupt anti-American politicians will become more common.”