Following the lead of New York Daily News’ aptly named columnist Linda Stasi, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence recently labelled the NRA a terrorist organization. I’m surprised it’s taken the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) this long to join the throng of anti-gunners confusing pro-gun patriots with people who want to exterminate Americans, wipe their feet on our Constitution and establish a totalitarian theocracy. What really galls me . . .
is the antis’ cheapening of the term “terrorist.” It belittles the sacrifices Americans (and others) have made – continue to make – to protect innocent life. I’m also offended that they would evoke the Founding Fathers’ name in their campaign to degrade and destroy Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. A right the Founding Fathers sought to protect. Go figure.
Meanwhile, the CSGV’s inadvertent admission “that the Second Amendment has nothing to do” with children “constantly being shot” is unintentionally funny. As for their contention that “this” (meaning private gun ownership) equals vigilantism and anarchy, which vigilante is shooting “bad” kids, exactly? For what? Not eating their vegetables?
The CSGV’s contention that private gun ownership = anarchy is far more revealing. It highlights their not-so-hidden desire for the kind of “order” that only an all-powerful state can (in theory) provide. A society where only the police and the military have guns (the CSGV has never suggested that the State disarm).
In short, once we’re throwing labels around, the CSGV are fascists. Wait. Fascists aren’t fascists right wingers? Nope. And history has shown us that the leap from aspiring fascist to practicing terrorist is a short one. Just sayin’ . . .