Rock dinosaur Ted Nugent says Barack Obama “is attempting to re-implement the tyranny of King George that we escaped from in 1776…If you want another Concord bridge, I’ve got some buddies.”
Since any hypothetical treason Nugent might commit against the United States would supposedly involve him and his “buddies” in armed combat against U.S. military personnel, or at the very least law enforcement personnel, Nugent is essentially saying he is willing to use his guns to kill American citizens to promote his political agenda, which is closely tied to the National Rifle Association’s political agenda.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R – Texas) has announced that President Obama’s actions are unconstitutional and impeachable a full day before Obama announced any of his actions. Later Stockman compared Obama to Iraqi dictator Sadaam Hussein in a bid to continue his calm and reasoned response to new gun control measures. Even Fox News harridan Greta Van Susteren called the comparison “a stretch” – and if you’re making Greta look smart, you know you’re hitting the ball out of the moron stadium.
Republican centerfold and Fox News harlot Ann Coulter says gun violence is a “demographic problem”. Coulter suggests we need to take guns away from minorities but leave whites armed. But not all whites: obviously the poor ones can’t have guns because they’ll just sell them to buy health care.
We might just need to own guns to protect ourselves from crazy bastards like Alex Jones.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been a friend of the gun lobby for years – but it appears that even he is getting the message about our need to do something about easy access to weapons.
The National Rifle Association says it’s official Tweet that was posted after the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado, was done while “unaware of events in Colorado”.
Which begs the question: are they unaware that among the world’s 23 wealthiest countries 80% of all gun deaths happen in the U.S.? Are they unaware that among those 23 wealthiest nations 87% of all shooting deaths of people under the age of 18 happen in the U.S.? Are they unaware of the fact that approximately 30,000 people die by gunshot in the U.S. each year? Are they unaware of the fact that a dozen guns are sold legally in the U.S. every minute? Are they unaware there are over 300 million guns in public hands in the U.S., most of which are in the hands of a small minority of gun owners?
They must be unaware, or simply uncaring, if anyone at the NRA can happily tweet “Good morning, shooters”.