Originally Posted by Marlin
I don't take issue with "reactionary", as I am then in good company, Washington, Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, Sam Adams and just about all the Foundings.
Yeah, me too, Marlin, at least when it comes to politics, just not when it comes to Glocks v. 1911s.
I might point out, however, that in their time the fine gentlemen you named were most assuredly not reactionary. Had they been, we would have a king now instead of a president. They were the progressives, the radicals, of their time, a product of the 18th century Enlightenment.
You know, all kidding aside, I must admit to some reactionary tendencies myself when it comes to guns. For example, when it comes to rifle stocks and revolver grips, I still much prefer the feel of fine wood (preferably walnut) over plastic any day of the week. I am still overly fond of the deep bluing of the older guns, the kind the EPA won't allow anymore, in place of the soulessness of the stainless steel that is so common today.