Breaking News. Again.
Mass Shooting In Phoenix Office Building Hours After Gabrielle Giffords Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Gun Control.
It occurred to me this morning (before the above news) as I was pumping iron at Gold's...you know, bench pressing 250..that we really don't have to look across the pond for WMD's. They're right here in the USA, maybe even next door. So, what to do? Invade ourselves? Probably not. Not enough oil.
But the NRA defends owning assault weapons just in case the government tries to turn around and take over or something like that. Silly notion. They could never get bipartisan support so that's unlikely to happen. But 'mishugenah' gun owners want to blow away anyone who comes near them who they imagine will break into their bunkers to take away their very own precious WMD. WTF. This is some crazy thinking. Dictionary.com's meaning for 'crazy' is 'mentally strange' which captures 'crazy' a whole lot better, in this case. One could also call them deranged, but really, it doesn't matter what you call them, it just matters that they exist. How are we going to deal with that?
Here's NRA insane motherf**ker, Wayne LaPierre (Is that his real name? Have they done a background check on him?):
unambiguously in his first book, published in 1994: “[T]he people have a
right…to take whatever measures necessary, including force, to abolish
oppressive government.” The same year Congress passed a ten-year ban on assault
weapons. The following spring, on April 13, 1995, LaPierre signed a
fund-raising letter to NRA members: “The semiauto ban gives jack-booted
government thugs more power to take away our constitutional rights, break
in our doors, seize our guns, destroy our property, and even injure or kill
us.” - How
the NRA became the fringe by Frank Smyth
BTW, I'm sure he has a 24/7 security goon squad following him around, making sure he's wearing his bullet-proof vest because he's afraid some mentally strange person might be sick-up-to-here of his stupid rhetoric. It goes both ways.
We need to keep up the pressure on Congress to make sure they don't continue their cowardly ways. Those elected officials from gun country should be ready to stand their ground (remember that?) against their crazy constituents or not get re-elected. Do those nutjobs actually vote anyway?