Monday, December 24, 2012

Defending the indefensible, the NRA blows its load

By Michael J.W. Stickings

The NRA's chief gun fetishist and bullshitter, Wayne LaPierre, was on Meet the Press yesterday and -- surprise, surprise -- objected to any and all gun control efforts. (Watch below.)

He also defended the NRA's "universally panned call for armed guards to be stationed at every school in the country." Because, you know, there's no problem that more guns can't solve.

For once, it does seem that the NRA and gun nuts generally are facing a fight they simply cannot win, a tide of public opinion that will ultimately prevail.

Oh, maybe they'll win in the short term because there are more than enough Republicans in Congress to block meaningful legislation, but it's just so obvious now that they're defending the indefensible and that their extremist absolutism is essentially murderous.

Maybe, sadly, it took the killing of 20 young children in Connecticut to wake everyone up, but maybe that's the silver lining of that horrific tragedy.

LaPierre is a joke at best and a murderous absolutist at worst, and it's a welcome change that he's not being taken seriously by anyone who isn't an anti-government paranoid, a gun fetishist, or a right-wing Republican asshole, or some combination of the three.

And thankfully the media are having none of his nonsense either, as proven by David Gregory, one of the leading establishment media voices, yesterday:

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  • After the 1995 killing of 168 people including many children, LaPierre blamed it on the "jack-booted" nazis of the Federal government. How he ever rose to a position higher than a cockroach I don't know and why the media treat him like a "spokesman" rather than a bloody handed traitor I cannot tell.

    By Blogger Capt. Fogg, at 12:49 PM  

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