I’ve said it before: MSNBC Commentator Lawrence O’Donnell is insane. His mind’s been twisted by an ugly combination of arrogance, aggression, messianic zeal and paranoia. It’s no surprise that O’Donnell projects this crazy-ass cocktail of characteristics onto the National Rifle Association, accusing them of hindering the investigation into the Boston Marathon bomb. As Brian J Conway pointed out in the comments below the accompanying post, the “taggants” that O’Donnell seeks are known to cause variations in chamber pressure that can cause a gun to explode. As mountocean points out below, “taggants also decompose exothermically, causeing shelved powders to burn/explode if you leave them on the shelf too long.” Anyway, apart from O’Donnell’s contempt for the NRA’s constant efforts to protect gun owners from government intrusion . . .
The NRA is his go-to whipping boy. As it is for the mainstream media’s commentators, college-educated curmudgeons who dismiss traditional American values of independence and self-reliance as thoughtlessly as they dismiss the waiters delivering champagne and canapés at their tribal gatherings. The NRA’s a soft target for those who can’t abide philosophical intransigence—except their own. Shame on O’Donnell for dancing in the blood of innocents. Again. Still.