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Wayne LaPierre: A Fool and a Demagogue

Readers, I am a member of the NRA. I am a handgun owner, and I am a believer in the Second Amendment. Gun ownership is a fundamental right we have as US citizens, and it’s important that we never forget that. I am also a member of the ACLU, but I think the ACLU has a very regrettable blind spot when it comes to the Second Amendment.

There are times when I consider cancelling my NRA membership, though, because the NRA goes far beyond gun rights to support a political platform which I consider reactionary, repellent, and deeply wrong-headed.

When President Obama took office, the NRA and its members had a collective meltdown. They freaked out. For example, .45 ACP ammunition became nearly impossible to find for months, as gullible fools were frantically buying it in bulk and stockpiling it, convinced that Obama would soon be sending ATF/Gestapo storm troops to everyone’s house to confiscate their guns and ammo.

Obama’s been in office since January 2009, and he has done nothing — nothing at all — to abrogate or threaten anyone’s Second Amendment rights. But according to NRA Executive VP Wayne LaPierre, that’s all part of Obama’s dastardly plot.

According to LaPierre, Obama has purposely hidden his radical plan to outlaw gun ownership and confiscate everyone’s guns… he’s waiting until he gets re-elected in 2012, and THEN he’ll come for your guns!

Read it and weep…

They’ll say gun owners — they’ll say they left them alone… In public, the president will remind us that he’s put off calls from his party to renew the old Clinton [assault-weapons] ban, that he hasn’t pushed for new gun control laws… The president will offer the Second Amendment lip service and hit the campaign trail saying he’s actually been good for the Second Amendment. But it’s a big fat stinking lie! … It’s all part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment in our country… Before the president was even sworn into office, they met and they hatched a conspiracy of public deception to try to guarantee his re-election in 2012.

Readers, what can you say about this? This is just fucking pathetic. LaPierre wants to make sure that every NRA member does the following:

  1. DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT voting for Obama next year (not that too many NRA members would be inclined to do so anyway, but there are more of us liberals who support gun rights than you might think).
  2. WRITE A CHECK to the NRA so they can keep fighting Obama’s imaginary “conspiracy of public deception,” which only the NRA are sufficiently clairvoyant to detect and brave enough to fight.
  3. CONTINUE TO STOCKPILE guns and ammunition, since the day is surely coming when we won’t be able to buy them anymore.

This is exactly the kind of reactionary garbage that makes me question whether I should continue being an NRA member. Nobody else is protecting our Second-Amendment rights, and somebody has to; but how can I continue, in good conscience, to support an organization that spouts this kind of kooky-con paranoid bullshit?

Filed under: Political by dumpendebat at 2011/10/01 - 11:20

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