Wait, aren’t there supposed to be fewer gun owners these days? Isn’t it the approved narrative of the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex that there are only 37 old fat white guys left in the country who are buying up the millions of guns America’s firearm makers are cranking out? Maybe there are a couple of women sprinkled into that group after all. Why else would Oliver Willis of the lefty agitprop aggregator Media Matters for America feel the need to explain the existence of female firearms fans? . . .
So when in doubt – and you’re pretty much out of any other plausible argument – blame it on latent racism! That’s right, as Oliver sees it, the few deluded women who actually do support the RKBA are unwitting victims. Helpless dupes who’ve fallen victim to the deceptively convincing marketing in the dead tree gun mags telling them to tool up because there’s a darkie out there ready to ravage them when they least expect it. Oh, dear! Where’s a fainting couch when you need one?
Don’t think this kind of trenchant analysis an aberration for Mr. Willis, either. He played that little gem immediately after positing the novel theory that dudes are into guns because of their own inadequacy south of the equator, if you know what we mean. With original thinking like that, it’s hard to see why he’s wasting his time, mired in a dead-end gig writing for a third rate loony-left propaganda generator. Surely he can find more fulfilling employment working for, say, Michael Bloomberg, Dan Gross or Mark Kelly.