Is it just us, or does it seem that there’s a concerted effort under way to brand the the NRA as a terrorist organization in the collective mind of the public? Sure, a quick Google search turns up hundreds of them, but particularly since the President couldn’t manage to get a single gun control measure through a Democrat-controlled Senate, the campaign seem to have intensified. And it’s no longer coming just from the danker depths of the intertubes, either. You expect to see that kind of effluence spewing from thinkprogress.org and democraticunderground.com. But the Veep’s now insinuating that the NRA is one-a them anti-government groups, gumming up the works. Now, we have the spectacle of the editor of a daily
fishwrap newspaper calling for suspension of the constitution where the NRA is concerned . . .
David Perry, editor of the Colorado Aurora Sentinel says he’s had an epiphany:
I have seen the light. After all these years, I now agree that it’s fruitless to give the benefit of the doubt to people who are so obviously corrupt, so clearly malevolent, so bent on hurting innocent people for their own sick gain.
No more due process in the clear-cut case of insidious terrorism. When the facts are so clearly before all Americans, for the whole world to see, why bother with this country’s odious and cumbersome system of justice? Send the guilty monsters directly to Guantanamo Bay for all eternity and let them rot in their own mental squalor.
No, no, no. Not the wannabe sick kid who blew up the Boston marathon or the freak that’s mailing ricin-laced letters to the president. I’m talking about the real terrorist threat here in America: the National Rifle Association.
So the James Holmeses, the Adam Lanzas and the Flying Tsarnaev Brothers were only “wannabe sick kids.” The really dangerous people – the ones who need to have their Constitutional rights suspended and exiled to a gulag- are the wackos at the NRA.
Perry doesn’t really make clear if he’d like to send just the NRA brass to Guantanamo or all 5 million of its members. He does point out, however, that the rest of the country has NRA members outnumbered by about 62:1.
In his world, he’s obviously happy to have democracy boil down to two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for dinner. Fortunately, most of us still still enjoy the liberty the Founders had the wisdom to enumerate, ensuring that the fuzzy little armed lamb has the ability to tell the (sixty)two wolves to FOAD.