The flat-out paranoia of the NRA and Wayne LaPierre

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, gave me a call at home the other day. In the taped message, my friend Wayne warned me that unless I and other patriotic Americans stepped forward to stop it, the dastardly United Nations, with Iran, China, North Korea and other evil countries behind it, would soon come into our country and into our very homes, strip the Second Amendment out of the Constitution and “take away every pistol, and rifle and shotgun” that we owned.

Riiiggghhht. I just have one question though:

How is the UN going to accomplish this? Are they going to import little bulbous-headed men from Mars toting rayguns to take away our weapons? If so, I’m clinging to my copy of Slim Whitman singing “Indian Love Call” and you can’t have it until you pry it from my cold, dead fingers. Nosireebob.

Look, I recognize that the boundary between serious and seriously crazy has shifted considerably in recent years. But doesn’t this kind of nonsense still qualify on the fully crazy side of the ledger?

The ostensible cause of LaPierre’s hysteria is something called the International Arms Trade Treaty. If ratified by the United Nations and then by the U.S. Senate, it would require countries exporting conventional arms to certify that the weapons aren’t being sent to a terrorist or organized crime group, such as Hezbollah, and that they aren’t being sent to a nation conducting genocide or to a nation under a U.N. arms embargo, such as Iran and North Korea.

It would have no effect whatsoever on domestic ownership, possession or purchase of firearms. Such a claim is politically, practically, legally and constitutionally absurd. So why is Wayne LaPierre calling me and others to pretend otherwise?

Money is part of the reason. The United States accounts for 40 percent of the world’s exports of conventional arms, and the U.S. arms industry is nervous about legislation that might curtail their right to sell arms to whomever they wish. Those manufacturers, not coincidentally, are also heavy donors to the NRA, which is trying to whip up hysteria on their behalf.

In addition, such hysteria is part of the NRA’s own strategy for raising money for its coffers. Once the LaPierre robo-rant about the UN finished, for example, an operator quickly came on line to ask me to donate money to the NRA. I politely declined.

Finally, it’s also a matter of increasingly delusional paranoia infecting the NRA. Prior to the ‘08 election, the gun group warned its members that Barack Obama had a secret 10-point plan to end gun ownership in this country.

Point One was a federal ban on the use of guns for home defense. Point Three was a ban on the sale, manufacture and possession of handguns. Point Four was the closure of 90 percent of American gunshops. Federal taxes on guns and ammunition were supposed to go up 500 percent, and the sale of ammunition for hunting rifles was supposed to be banned altogether.

As you may recall, that bit of hysteria touched off quite a spree of gun-buying after the election, boosting the profits of the NRA’s sponsors in the gun industry. In fact, as ammunition disappeared from store shelves, that itself was quickly cited as evidence that ammo confiscation was already underway. The NRA, in other words, played its own members for patsies.

Today, three years later, none of that has come to pass. Obama has made no effort whatsoever to alter the nation’s gun laws. So, given their hyperbolic claims, you might think that would make LaPierre and others a little embarrassed, right? It’s like when evangelist Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on May 21. When he woke up May 22, you just know he felt at least a wee bit sheepish about it, right?

Well, no. Camping did no such thing, because you see, Camping is crazy. Instead of apologizing, he announced that May 21 had merely been the day of spiritual judgment, and that God was really coming to destroy the universe on Oct. 21, 2011. And that’s exactly the course that LaPierre and the NRA are taking.

In a speech at a conservative conference in Florida this month, LaPierre explained that by taking no action to implement his alleged 10-point program, Obama had actually proved that the NRA had been right all along.

You see, “before the president was even sworn into office, they met and hatched a conspiracy of public deception to guarantee his re-election in 2012″ by just PRETENDING not to seize guns. The failure to act “is all part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment.”

“We see the president’s strategy crystal clear. Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms freedom. Erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and exorcise it from the U.S. Constitution….

President Obama and his cohorts — yeah, they’re going to deny their conspiracy to fool gun owners. Some of the liberal media are probably already blogging about it. But we don’t care because as far as we’re concerned, that lying, conniving Obama crowd can kiss our Constitution!”

The fact that such people have considerable influence over our nation’s policies — for example, 45 senators have signed a letter condemning the arms trade treaty, including the two from Georgia — does not speak well of us.

– Jay Bookman

603 comments Add your comment

Adam

September 27th, 2011
1:59 pm

Jm

September 27th, 2011
1:59 pm

Don’t know about the NRA, not a member

But jay, I have to say it appears someone, presumably yourself, has upped your blog production quota

Seems like 3 or more a day recently.

More productivity gains! :)

Adam

September 27th, 2011
2:00 pm

But doesn’t this kind of nonsense still qualify on the fully crazy side of the ledger?

The answer is YES

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2011
2:00 pm

Can’t wait to hear the cool, calm, collected and Very Logical conservative response to this.

Granny Godzilla

September 27th, 2011
2:00 pm

Guy Incognito

September 27th, 2011
2:01 pm

“Obama sold Israel bunker-buster bombs”

I think Wayne-La’ approves

Good little liberal

September 27th, 2011
2:02 pm

Nah. Nobody needed to protect their home from criminals during the Obama presidency. Bakers and mortgage brokers Yes. But actual criminals, no.

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2011
2:04 pm

The NRA, in other words, played its own members for patsies.

as opposed to the previous coupla decades how?

Steve - USA

September 27th, 2011
2:04 pm

Never owned a gun and most likely never will.

Of course if Michael Moore keeps going on his campaign of violence then perhaps I need to get one.

Matti Git Yer Gun

September 27th, 2011
2:05 pm

Mr. Bookman,

THANK YOU for writing about this! They called my house numerous times before I finally answered to see what the heck they wanted. And uhhh.. what they wanted was to tell me LIES and have me send them MONEY! So, I had to set the nice young man on the phone straight about a few things: in particular, the NRA membership’s misconception that Democrats don’t own (or know how to use) guns. :roll: Bless his little heart!

Adam

September 27th, 2011
2:05 pm

stands: Or they could just ignore the facts and pretend that Obama wants to ban guns, despite everything written above, like so:

GLL : Nah. Nobody needed to protect their home from criminals during the Obama presidency. Bakers and mortgage brokers Yes. But actual criminals, no.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 27th, 2011
2:06 pm

The fact that such people have considerable influence over our nation’s policies does not speak well of us.

Sadly so very true…. but remember the same righties keep telling us that although they cannot identify crazy, wacko, bad arguments, poor judgment, scams, con jobs, a political bull….somehow they are amazing at telling us how bad the President is at his job and how their wackadoodles (an insult to the doodles of the world) can win any election against the President.

Sad indeed.

Jay

September 27th, 2011
2:06 pm

So just to be clear, GLL: You think the UN’s gonna come and grab your guns?

Adam

September 27th, 2011
2:06 pm

Steve Of course if Michael Moore keeps going on his campaign of violence….

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Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:07 pm

“But doesn’t this kind of nonsense still qualify on the fully crazy side of the ledger?”

You have to ask Jay? We see it here every single day!!

Remember how Obama was gonna form this secret black army and force people to become Muslims or something?

Perfectly seemingly rational people have gone crazy, Jay.

Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:08 pm

“Of course if Michael Moore keeps going on his campaign of violence then perhaps I need to get one.”

See Jay, see what I mean? Campaign of violence no doubt….

:roll:

Guy Incognito

September 27th, 2011
2:09 pm

” ‘We got you, you white mother——-!’ ” LaVelle said he heard someone yell in the “mob” of black and Hispanic youths.

Inside his house, LaVelle, 37, called to his wife, Kim, 30, to go to their bedroom with their twin 13-month-old boys, Mark and Mason, and to call police. He also ordered his two other sons, 11 and 17, and his nephew, 7, to stay upstairs.”

I think Mr. LaVelle just joined the NRA

(ir)Rational

September 27th, 2011
2:11 pm

I’m not a big fan of the political side of the NRA, but I do enjoy reading their magazine every month. As far as people trying to take my guns from me. Ain’t happening. You can try, but you better bring more people than I have rounds.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 27th, 2011
2:12 pm

The religious right wingnuts protest the property owner/lessor of an abortion clinic by sending protestors to the grade school of the property owner’s child and have signs and websites with his home address, phone number and other personal information….. but M Moore is on a campaign of violence?

Oy vey

Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:13 pm

“I’m not a big fan of the political side of the NRA”

There’s ANOTHER side?

getalife

September 27th, 2011
2:14 pm

When the other party shows radical right behavior, there is only one choice.

Four more years.

midtownguy

September 27th, 2011
2:14 pm

The bell curve on crazy has shifted to the right.

(ir)Rational

September 27th, 2011
2:14 pm

Bosch – I’m in it for the shooting competitions, the articles about guns and stuff like that.

(ir)Rational

September 27th, 2011
2:15 pm

Bosch (from below) – I had a boring childhood. Grew-up not even knowing about Star Wars until it was re-released in the late 90s (yeah, I blame my parents too). But yeah, seriously, I knew what was going on in the world as a child. Didn’t understand it all, but I did know about it. Probably that whole “lack of cable” thing, where the only tv shows I got to watch were “This Old House” and the local and national news.

Granny Godzilla

September 27th, 2011
2:15 pm

Keeps..

Maddow did on piece on that.

Seems the family got the names and addresses of the protestors and made some calls of their own.

The gander got a bit of a goose.

Patrick

September 27th, 2011
2:15 pm

I dunno if I I’d trust a feller with the last name of LaPierre–sounds kinda “French”. In fact it sounds “double French”!! He must be a two-time Socialist or sumthin!

ragnar danneskjold

September 27th, 2011
2:15 pm

Whenever I hear crazy leftist screeds, such as “republicans intend to take away your social security,” I just note the source and ignore it. Suggest the same to you, Jay.

Joe COOL

September 27th, 2011
2:17 pm

You can only laugh at people who fall for this BS!! I’m will to bet the NRA has collected more money under Obama, than any other Admin ever (not say a fact, just assuming).
Even funnier is that Im sure we have a few CONs reading this now and thinking its true. lol

Strawman

September 27th, 2011
2:17 pm

“The ostensible cause of LaPierre’s hysteria is something called the International Arms Trade Treaty. If ratified by the United Nations and then by the U.S. Senate, it would require countries exporting conventional arms to certify that the weapons aren’t being sent to a terrorist or organized crime group, such as Hezbollah, and that they aren’t being sent to a nation conducting genocide or to a nation under a U.N. arms embargo, such as Iran and North Korea.”

Perhaps some in the ATF as well would be frightened?

Hmmm…

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 27th, 2011
2:17 pm

Granny, I saw the piece. And they started a website to help other victims of the extreme attacks fight back.

Joe Mama

September 27th, 2011
2:18 pm

I haven’t sent the NRA any dues in over ten years. They might still consider me a member; I get their gibbering mailers and letters every now and then. But I’m not sending them any money and I don’t care what they have to say. Their “jackbooted thugs” claim some years ago was the last straw for me. And for President Bush the Elder, so it would seem.

getalife

September 27th, 2011
2:18 pm

rag,

Your failed party tried it before with w.

Failed deflection.

Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:18 pm

“I had a boring childhood”

irRational,

Same here — in the summertime, the highlight of our month was when the tar truck came to dump some tar on the gravel road and we spent the rest of the day running through it and sticking our toes in…

….yeap…

But, I was aware of the world as a kid too. My dad made it so.

Strawman

September 27th, 2011
2:18 pm

“Are they going to import little bulbous-headed men from Mars toting rayguns to take away our weapons?”

Yes! Did you not see Mars Attack?

Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:19 pm

Oh and irRational,

“Grew-up not even knowing about Star Wars until it was re-released in the late 90s”

That is just plain wrong.

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2011
2:19 pm

Jay: The failure to act “is all part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment.”

Makes sense. The EEEEvil Kenyan Marxist (who was NOT born in America), would probably do such a thing……….he is, after all, the Manchurian Candidate!!

Cue evil laughter in the background.

ragnar danneskjold

September 27th, 2011
2:21 pm

Dear Getalife, good afternoon, just remember that they changed the voting day for democrats to Wednesday, November 7, 2012, after the republican voting day of November 6, 2012.

Joe COOL

September 27th, 2011
2:23 pm

NRA mailer: THE BLACK GUY IS COMING FOR YOUR GUNS!
Send $10 to stop him.

Guy Incognito

September 27th, 2011
2:24 pm

“Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:19 pm
Oh and irRational,

“Grew-up not even knowing about Star Wars until it was re-released in the late 90s”

That is just plain wrong.”

You’d think that iR grew up in the Degoba system

Matti Git Yer Gun

September 27th, 2011
2:25 pm

ragnar dannesrandzucker @ 2:15,

So, when I hear Republican presidential candidates explaining why they think Social Security is a bad thing, and how we would all be better off without it, I should “consider the source” and ignore them? Got it. Thanks!

Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:25 pm

Guy,

He may have… :)

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2011
2:25 pm

Remember how Obama was gonna form this secret black army and force people to become Muslims or something

You mean he DIDN’T do that?! OMG so when I “accidentally” shot that black guy who was trying to come into my yard and give me a pamphlet, he really WAS a Jehovah Witness? Uh Oh.

getalife

September 27th, 2011
2:26 pm

rag,

Not a good time to change leaders.

They will call this one earlier than the last time you lost.

Union

September 27th, 2011
2:27 pm

and…. thats why im no longer a member..

btw.. didnt obama tell everyone to stop “complaining”? whats everyone doing on here?!

(ir)Rational

September 27th, 2011
2:29 pm

Bosch – I blame the cable companies for me knowing what was going on with the world as a kid. If other shows had been available at my house (and assuming my parents would have paid for cable, which it still doesn’t reach their house), I wouldn’t have watched the news. As it is, I spent summers outside exploring the woods, shooting, and reading. I like to think I turned out okay.

Guy Incognito – Yeah, Degoba is a much more happening place than my hometown. I can remember having to “get dressed to go to town” which meant “put shoes on, we’re going to (the nearest) Walmart” which is about 20 miles.

poison pen

September 27th, 2011
2:29 pm

Rag, Please tell him not to vote more than 15 times.

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2011
2:30 pm

btw.. didnt obama tell everyone to stop “complaining”? whats everyone doing on here?!

Did you see Maxine Water’s reply to that?! I had a GREAT time on the LA Times blogs making fun of her followers!! I just LOVE Maxine! Without her, women like Oprah would be just plain boring!! Maxine Waters and Omarosa have done more for Black Women than Sojourner Truth, Angela Davis and Harriet Tubman combined!!

Butch Cassidy

September 27th, 2011
2:30 pm

Sounds like his message was perfectly crafted for the typical Georgia voter. What’s the problem? :)

Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:31 pm

Oh and Jay, don’t know if you saw this post downstairs, but remember the other day when you said you didn’t think Palin would sue author guy?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2011/09/27/palin-threatens-to-sue-joe-mcginniss.html

Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:32 pm

“Omarosa”

OMG, you didn’t not just say that Debbie! Ewww.

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2011
2:32 pm

For those who think that there is anything new under the sun, I give you this, from 1995, penned by that bleeding heart peacenik GHW Bush. Note the individual mentioned in the second paragraph…

http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19950511&slug=2120308

“Your broadside against federal agents deeply offends my own sense of decency and honor, and it offends my concept of service to country,” Bush wrote to NRA president Thomas Washington in a May 3 letter that was released yesterday. “It indirectly slurs a wide array of government law-enforcement officials, who are out there, day and night, laying their lives on the line for all of us.”

Bush said NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre’s description of federal agents as “`wearing Nazi bucket helmets and black storm trooper uniforms’ (and) wanting to `attack law-abiding citizens’ is a vicious slander on good people.” LaPierre used the description in a fund-raising letter sent to the NRA’s 3.5 million members early this year, and he defended it in the wake of the April 19 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.

[…]

As an elected official, Bush frequently supported the NRA’s aims, including its opposition to the ban on assault weapons that Congress passed last year. In his letter, Bush said he was “a gun owner and an avid hunter” who had “agreed with most of NRA’s objectives, particularly your educational and training efforts, and your fundamental stance in favor of owning guns.”
But his resignation letter was more personal than political.
“Al Whicher, who served on my (Secret Service) detail when I was vice president and president, was killed in Oklahoma City,” Bush wrote. “He was no Nazi. He was a kind man, a loving parent, a man dedicated to serving his country – and serve it well he did.

Butch Cassidy

September 27th, 2011
2:32 pm

Bosch – “Oh and Jay, don’t know if you saw this post downstairs, but remember the other day when you said you didn’t think Palin would sue author guy?”

Uh oh, she better be careful or she’ll use up all her book money. What will she do then, be Governor of Alaska?

King of All

September 27th, 2011
2:33 pm

One fool makes many. or Fools and their money will part soon. Fool me twice I can’t be fooled again.

Jay

September 27th, 2011
2:35 pm

Bosch, we have a rule of thumb in journalism — or used to, when journalism had such things — that threats of lawsuits are meaningless, and that it only becomes news when it is actually filed.

Joe Mama

September 27th, 2011
2:37 pm

J. Cool — “NRA mailer: THE BLACK GUY IS COMING FOR YOUR GUNS!
Send $10 to stop him.”

B. Cassidy — “Sounds like his message was perfectly crafted for the typical Georgia voter.”

I find myself in complete agreement with you both, gentlemen.

Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:37 pm

Jay,

As I said below — never underestimate dumb, or those who are craven for attention and fame as is our Bible Spice Barbie.

TaxPayer

September 27th, 2011
2:38 pm

Has the NRA started promoting a Tea Party line of commemorative muskets yet. They might want to order them from their Chinese vendor with the words “Assembled in the USA” stamped on them just to be safe though. I suggest a full-page ad in the AARP along with a 30-second slot on FOX News during prime time.

FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real)

September 27th, 2011
2:39 pm

Yet another example of the looney right fanning the flames amongst the useful idiots. I’m so shocked!

Jimmy62

September 27th, 2011
2:40 pm

A Japanese Admiral during WWII said something along the lines of, “We can never invade America, there would be a rifle hidden behind every blade of grass.”

Now he’d probably say, “We can easily invade America, their politicians will fold at any sign of aggression, and they have already disarmed the people and convinced the people not to defend themselves, just to wait for the authorities. We will be the authority.”

Granny Godzilla

September 27th, 2011
2:40 pm

Bosch

More hot air from Palin.

She’ll never sue…..

That would put a whole lotta folks on a witness list that the Palins would not want put under oath or want to give DNA samples.

Normal

September 27th, 2011
2:42 pm

It seems to me that we have a White Supremacist as the head of the NRA.

It’s a pity the NRA has become what it is. I remember it fondly as a kid going to NRA sponsored shooting classes, learning about gun safety.

The 45 Senators that signed the pledge are probably the same ones that signed the “No Taxes” pledge. I wonder if any of them ever signed an Enlistment pledge?

Union

September 27th, 2011
2:43 pm

“Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes. Shake it off. Stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying.”

Bosch

September 27th, 2011
2:44 pm

“or want to give DNA samples”

LOL!!

:lol:

That’s why we love you Mrs. G.!!!

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2011
2:44 pm

Hmmm What I’ve Learned about Bosch:

He loves SciFi, cooking, dogs and some lady named Sixx.

So, if I wanted to infiltrate Bosch’s pschie, all I’d have to do is dress up like a dog and carry a picture of Sixx in hands/paw. And a recipe for Chicken Fettucine with red sauce. Got it.

Schrodinger's cat

September 27th, 2011
2:45 pm

I’ve got my CCW…what else matters?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 27th, 2011
2:46 pm

Jimmy62, the American people have been disarmed? So that donate to the Republicans and win a glock raffle campaign was another Republican con job?

Did you get a white coat with very long white sleeves and lots of buckles for the winter?

(ir)Rational

September 27th, 2011
2:46 pm

Debbie – Why would you put a red sauce on fettuccine? Just curious.

Granny Godzilla

September 27th, 2011
2:47 pm

DDR

If you could carry it off ( I know I couldn’t) better to dress like SIxx and carry the dog…..

(wink, wink, nudge, nudge, Bosch)

Schrodinger's cat

September 27th, 2011
2:48 pm

“Debbie – Why would you put a red sauce on fettuccine? Just curious.”

X2

Granny Godzilla

September 27th, 2011
2:49 pm

Bosch

Love right back at ya’ my friend.

Did I tell you Joe spent the night in the hospital? He had a growth removed from his eyelid and they had to sedate him and keep him overnight.

Funny, but I could swear he’s mad at us for that…..

Good little liberal

September 27th, 2011
2:50 pm

Jay, Adam

Please tell me where you got that I said anything about banning guns in my post.

Jay

September 27th, 2011
2:50 pm

Silly Cat. Everyone knows the UN doesn’t recognize such things.

In fact, they’ll start working the list of CCW holders as soon as the takeover is complete. At least, that’s what they said in this morning’s meeting.

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2011
2:52 pm

they’ll start working the list of CCW holders as soon as the takeover is complete.

just like in Red Dawn! Woollllverrrrriiiiinnnnnnnes!

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2011
2:52 pm

OMG, you didn’t not just say that Debbie! Ewww

Heck yeah!! In most American Offices, (especially in mine), most people think that every successful black woman is just another Omarosa waiting to pop out — like that space thingy in Aliens.

RB from Gwinnett

September 27th, 2011
2:52 pm

Oh, no, the evil NRA!!!!

Yawn…

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 27th, 2011
2:57 pm

You lefties sure know how to exaggerate and with considerable emotion.

Schrodinger's cat

September 27th, 2011
2:57 pm

well not fettuccine per-say, but chicken fettuccine is visualize a cream sause..a red sauce, chicken and fettuccine is closer to chicken parm..

And Jay – you mean I’m on the list?…I guess it’s time to start burying ammo and gold

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2011
2:59 pm

You lefties sure know how to exaggerate and with considerable emotion.

oh. right. we’re the emotional ones, on this issue. right.

Jay

September 27th, 2011
3:00 pm

yeah, Recon.

It’s the lefties claiming the UN is going to seize all our guns, Obama’s gonna ban ammunition sales…..

out of the blue

September 27th, 2011
3:01 pm

Jimmy62…With this comment ” and they have already disarmed the people and convinced the people not to defend themselves” You earn the prize for the dumbest comment today.

I own several weapons, and nobody has ever dropped by my home, and told me to give ‘em up.

So either provide us with your proof of disarming civilians, or unprove your ignorance!

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 27th, 2011
3:02 pm

“oh. right. we’re the emotional ones, on this issue. right.”

Absolutely, I’ve been an NRA member for years and have never received a call like the one described.

AmVet

September 27th, 2011
3:04 pm

Just more evidence that the senseless, violence-addicted GOP has ceded control to their lunatic fringe.

Notwithstanding Normal’s good points, make no mistake about it, plenty of these Harlan “Cop Killer Bullets” Carter nuts are stridently anti-police and Uncle Sam haters.

GWB was so embarrassed by the NRA that he resigned his life-long membership after they published an advertisement calling federal agents, specifically those of the ATF, “jack-booted government thugs” out to take away individual gun rights.

And the cowardly LaPierre is arguably in the running for Public idiot #1….

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 27th, 2011
3:05 pm

Recon falls back to the “I did not see or hear it so it must not be true” ostrich defense.

jm

September 27th, 2011
3:05 pm

Those chicken people, clinging to their guns and religion

-Barack Obama

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2011
3:06 pm

So do tell, Del–if, in 2003, the head of oh, say, the ACLU gave a speech telling one and all that the “lying, conniving Bush crowd can kiss our Constitution!”

you’d not bat an eye, right? never say a peep? You’d be fine and dandy with such talk?

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2011
3:07 pm

Come on, jm, get the quote right. “They get bitter, and they cling to guns and religion.”

It hurts because it’s ack-rat.

Joe Mama

September 27th, 2011
3:08 pm

They took er GERNZ! :D

Jay

September 27th, 2011
3:08 pm

Then just so you don’t feel left out, Recon, you can go read the NRA’s website on the matter. Here’s a taste:

“Obama and Clinton have spent their entire careers demonizing American gun owners and doing everything in their power to make firearm ownership more expensive, more difficult and, in many cases, illegal. Now they want to unleash the U.N. gun-ban axis on our Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

It’s time for all Americans to sound the alarm on this treacherous assault on U.S. sovereignty and join the NRA in this all-out fight to oppose any ATT that includes civilian firearms within its scope.

The cornerstone of our freedom is the Second Amendment. Neither the United Nations, nor any other foreign influence, has the authority to meddle with the freedoms guaranteed by our Bill of Rights, endowed by our Creator and due to all humankind.

In all of this, as the full measure of the Obama administration’s sell-out of our nation unfolds, NRA members must stand united to prevent and reverse the damage the administration’s “change” is inflicting on American freedom and our sovereignty.

http://www.nraila.org/Issues/Articles/Read.aspx?id=472&issue=015

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2011
3:09 pm

GWB was so embarrassed by the NRA that he resigned

GHWB. Not GWB. see also post @ 2.32.

getalife

September 27th, 2011
3:09 pm

Desperately seeking donations.

jindal ran a ad with the NRA too.

DebbieDoRight

September 27th, 2011
3:10 pm

Debbie – Why would you put a red sauce on fettuccine? Just curious.”

X2

You guys are kidding me right? Fettucine with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce

Gran: If you could carry it off ( I know I couldn’t) better to dress like SIxx and carry the dog…..

With the help of surgery, (implants), I can carry it off. Thanks Dr. Stein! But you mean to tell me that Bosch would prefer a woman over a dog? Pishaw! Bosch is much more viseral than that. He’d scoff at the mention of preferring this over a puppy? Pishaw again I say!!

stands for decibels

September 27th, 2011
3:10 pm

They took er GERNZ!

oh, that’s a good ‘un. Don’t hold your breath waiting for the South Parkers to go there, though…

jm

September 27th, 2011
3:10 pm

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 27th, 2011
3:10 pm

Evidently Operation “Fast and Furious” doesn’t warrant any blog topic consideration. Oh well I guess sounding on Wayne LaPierre and the NRA is a liberals diversion away from Obama and the woeful Democrats.

AmVet

September 27th, 2011
3:12 pm

Erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and exorcise it from the U.S. Constitution…

BTW, would someone please educate the semi-literate, but well-armed oafs at the NRA, that the word is excise, not exorcise?

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

September 27th, 2011
3:12 pm

Jay@3:08pm…so?

Good little liberal

September 27th, 2011
3:12 pm

The UN?

All they have been able to accomplish during this century is a little booty call in Africa that some people call rape.

AmVet

September 27th, 2011
3:14 pm

stands, thanks for the correction.

That makes much more sense.

The younger Bush was pretty much the ethics-free type…

(ir)Rational

September 27th, 2011
3:14 pm

Debbie – Okay, you win (gotta give a few to these Auburn fans ;) )

Keep Up the Good Fight!

September 27th, 2011
3:14 pm

How funny… Recon claims that an article about the NRA and Obama is a diversion from Obama…
Its no wonder the righties have trouble determining the crazy.