Dear Cletus: You Don’t Look Tough

You look terrified

Amber Fraley
3 min readNov 2, 2021

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Today the Supreme Court of the United States will hear a case on the Constitutionality of whether or not there’s a Second Amendment right for every American to carry a firearm in public, including in crowded cities like New York City and Los Angeles. And why might we very well allow this foolishness? Because a few loud, insecure white men might throw a tantrum, that’s why. These are the same insecure white men who stormed the Capitol when the vote didn’t go their way. The same insecure white men who installed a lying, rapist, anti-America conman into our White House who then repaid their loyalty by stacking the Supreme Court with two unqualified zealots who will very likely decide that every nutjob in this country can openly or covertly carry guns everywhere, all the time, consequences be damned.

Sounds super pro-life, huh?

Normally, conservatives are for “states rights’” over the federal government, until they’re not. Abortion, for instance, they think should be a right enforced state by state, because in their states, they want to make sure everyone understands women are second class citizens who don’t deserve Constitutional rights. These are the same people who thought it was “states’ rights” to decide slavery. But for some reason Cletus thinks that if we make commonsense gun laws in heavily populated areas of country, that means WE’RE COMING FOR THEIR GUNS.

Calm down, Cletus. Nobody wants your gun. Nobody wants your pickup truck or your manhood, either.

“But the Second Amendment is in the Federal Constitution!” Cletus bawls, completely overlooking half the words: WELL REGULATED MILITIA. Guess what, Cletus? You and your hunting buddies with beer guts do not constitute a well regulated militia. Still, we’ll probably let you keep your guns anyway, because let’s face it, guns are a tradition in this country. But the majority has bent over forward for angry white guys over this issue for way too long, and what’s going to end up happening is mass violence and brain drain, because smart people will begin leaving the country en masse. In fact, it’s already starting to happen.

The frustrating thing is we’re tolerating all this nonsense simply because we’re allowing a small group of angry white men to bully the…

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Amber Fraley

Writing about abortion rights, mental illness, trauma, narcissistic abuse & survival, politics. Journalist, novelist, wife, mom, Kansan, repro rights activist.