Harvard University graduate student Leyla Pirnie was told to move out of her apartment because she legally owns a couple of firearms, The Washington Free Beacon reported recently. An email obtained by the site reveals that her landlord admitted that a police officer inspected the student’s apartment while she was away and found that Pirnie was in complete compliance with state laws pertaining to possession of the firearms.
The email also stated that her roommates were uncomfortable living in proximity to the guns, leading Dave Lewis, their landlord, to . Lewis noted: “Since it’s clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live,” adding if she doesn’t and her roommates move out, she’ll be stuck paying dramatically more rent.
Pirnie’s roommates searched her room, eventually found the guns, and then emailed Lewis requesting he find out whether Pirnie was breaking any laws. Enter the police officer…literally. The roommates claimed that the presence of firearms in the house “deprives us of the quiet enjoyment of the premise to which we are entitled.”
Was Pirnie blasting away in her bedroom?
Pirnie told the Free Beacon that her privacy had been violated, stating: “After being told far too many lies to count, my roommates finally admitted that they searched my closet, under my bed, and all of my drawers in pursuit of finding my guns.” And they wonder why she wants them?
Pirnie said she had been in an abusive relationship, averring that she has “A real and legitimate reason as to why I want to protect myself.” We all have real and legitimate reasons to protect ourselves. And all Americans have the right to do so, via the Second Amendment.
Pirnie feels she’s being punished for being a gun owner. When she asked her roommates why they searched her room, one of them explained that she had been seen wearing a Make America Great Again hat and is from Alabama, so they just assumed she “had something.” Those tolerant, non-stereotyping progressives just love to “Coexist,” don’t they?!
What if Ms. Pirnie had ransacked every nook and cranny of her roommate’s spaces because she’d seen them wearing “I’m With Her” buttons and knew they were from California, so she just assumed they “had something?” And she found their vibrators, strap-ons and dental dams and was uncomfortable living in proximity to these items because they would obviously deprive her of “the quiet enjoyment of the premise to which she is entitled?”
I would like to say I’m sick of leftist’s immorality, and I am. But, none of us are perfect in that regard. None of us truly know God’s mind, nor are we without sin. What I will adamantly state is: I am so sick of “progressive’s” arrogance, virtue-signaling, entitlement, hypocrisy, bullying, ignorance, shamelessness, soullessness and outright hatred for the wisdom of the ages that it makes me sick.
I know damn well many of you reading this in Europe, in big American coastal cities-- and elsewhere-- won’t understand my position, will disagree or think I’m a reactionary troglodyte. That’s your right. But the First Amendment to the American Constitution guarantees freedom of speech (and therefore thought- think about it), and the Second Amendment guarantees that the First one—and all the others—cannot be easily and arbitrarily taken away from individual citizens. The norm throughout all of recorded history is for governments to grow stronger, more controlling and more sinister over time as they restrict their own citizens rights, usually “for their own good.”
The Founders found a workaround for this, although they knew it was likely a temporary one, depending entirely upon the virtue of American citizens. Their definition of virtue was doing what was best for the Republic as a whole and individual’s freedom from repressive government, not acting and voting to encourage government to use its coercive powers in your specific identity group’s best interest to the detriment of all others.
Ms. Pirnie’s roommates, like so many others today, simultaneously wallow in their ignorance and superiority, oblivious to the long-term results of their own actions.