Friday, January 11, 2013

You may ask yourself, how did we get here?

I've got ten other things I'd rather talk about but the gun nuts mounted a full assault on sanity today. I can hardly keep up with the incoming barrage of crazy. So I'm just getting to this genius PR move for "gun rights activists."
Larry Ward, chairman of the national Gun Appreciation Day gun rights advocates have planned for the weekend of President Obama's second inauguration...
Brilliant. Prove how reasonable and responsible "gun rights activists" are by holding a mass demonstration featuring angry white guys fondling lethal weapons while a black guy they hate is being sworn in as president. Who averages 30 death threats a day.

But it's not at all about racism, cause the good ole boys are now BFFs for life with that other black guy who also happens to have a national holiday at the same time.
"I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history," Ward said.
Hell, they should have passed out those guns right from the git-go to those "savages" and made it a fair fight when they were ripped from their homeland to be traded like chattel. And I have this dim recollection that those "negros" did get guns right around the time of the "War of Northern Aggression." Still took them another hundred years to get the right to vote in the South.

But no disrespect intended and they're very sorry if any humor impaired person was offended by their choice of dates for the event. This is totally about the honoring the Constitution and the Second Amendment.

Meanwhile Snipy Wonkette remembers how supportive these folks were when armed black people exercised their 2nd Amendment rights:
Perhaps the 1960s icons the guns uber alles crowd should really be loving on are the Black Panthers, who did indeed dig guns. History reminds us, however, that back when black people loved guns, white people with guns decided they were super into gun control:

Don Mulford, a conservative Republican state assemblyman from Alameda County, which includes Oakland, was determined to end the Panthers’ police patrols. To disarm the Panthers, he proposed a law that would prohibit the carrying of a loaded weapon in any California city…

Republicans in California eagerly supported increased gun control. Governor Reagan told reporters that afternoon that he saw “no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons.” He called guns a “ridiculous way to solve problems that have to be solved among people of good will.”
Same as it ever was. Only this time it's about accumulating superior fire power. That the gun lobby profits greatly from the hysteria is purely coincidental.

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