The Huffington Post is in a huff about Senator Rand Paul “lending his name and political clout to a gun group’s email campaign that features an image of a rifle pointed at the head of President Barack Obama.” The group: the real NRA. Whoops! Make that the National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR). The cause: the Obama administration’s blockade of Army surplus M1 Garands itching to make the trip from South Korea to your gun safe. [Note: Obama’s Boyz were against it before they were for it before they were against it.] Did Rand Paul’s peeps design this ad? No. Hey, did anyone notice . . .

that the President could grab the Garand’s muzzle and rifle butt Senator Paul’s head? Again, no. But Ladd Everitt, the reality divorced director of communications for The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, noticed the opportunity to do the gun loon thing while bashing Bush bashers (no really) and wistfully whistling the old Stevie Wonder song You Haven’t Done Nothing . . .

“Death threats against this president are up 400 percent as compared to President Bush,” Everitt said. “We are living today in a supercharged, partisan political climate where threats of violence and violent rhetoric are everywhere, and you would think that anyone — anyone, no matter what their political views or disagreements with this president — would have the common sense and decency to not create a banner image for a conspiracy theory-fueled email that shows a gun pointing directly at [the president’s] head, while simultaneously preaching to folks about some ridiculous Obama gun ban that exists only in a fantasy world.”

To paraphrase Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry in Oliver (the film with the kid who went on to battle Witchy-Poo on H.R. Puffenstuff’s behalf), that’s your fantasy not my fantasy.

And presidential death threats are up 400 percent? Really? I’m not going to hold my breath waiting for post-coital confirmation from the Secret Service. I’m thinking Mr. Everitt has as much talent for making shit up as he does for denying shit exists. In many ways, this guy is a gift. Just sayin’ . . .


  1. Could you imagine what would happen if someone did take Barry out? If a white man did it? The transmogrification from constitutional republic to banana gulag would be completed overnight.

  2. Yeah, that’s just stupid. Sure, technically there’s an image of a rifle and yeah, it points toward an image of the President, but you have to be a total ‘tard to read a threat out of it. I have to say I’m extra annoyed with Obama today because he fubared Seattle traffic because he’s attending two fundraisers here.

    • As I understood it, the Obama administration is “allowing” the Garands to come in, but not the M1 Carbines… I’m a bit skeptical about the National Assocation of Gun Rights in any case… I removed myself from their mailing list, because the tone of their missives was getting a bit too… strident…

      • Yea, M1 Carbines take those evil removable magazines holding up to *gasp!* 30 rounds.

        I love how it’s OK to import an AK that can take magazines that hold up to 120 rounds and is currently in use by military’s around the world, yet a gun that the US military stopped using 50 years ago because they found it to not perform as well as they’d like is bad.

        • Actually due to the Clinton order of ’98 all AK’s and other semi-automatics regardless if they are new or C&R have to come in with a 10-round max capacity. M1 Carbines have a 15-round standard capacity. If anything Obama is not to be blamed for this even with their stupid reasons for upholding it but Clinton and BATFE who made the import laws to begin with.

  3. Wow. Proof that you don’t need to have something to say in order to speak. Without any rebuttal or argument of substance, this fool sights in on a disembodied, disproportionate gun aimed OVER O’s head. Incredible stupidity. I guess I should cry to Ruger because the guy in that ad in the upper right is aiming at my significant other who’s standing to the right of my desk.

  4. More proof of myopia by the gun grabbers. Anyone with depth perception good enough to pass the DMV eye test can see that the rifle is mounted 5+ feet behind them.

  5. Reading some of the comments under the article was more interesting. It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.

  6. It’s the same kind of thinking that gets your gun magazines like “The American Rifleman” confiscated by security at an airport, because it has a PHOTO of a gun on it. Their little brains just don’t work right.

  7. Rand Paul is a joke. In his 2012 Budget Plan he wants to take my private retirement plan money and put all of it into Social Security. Really? I already pay into Social Security, yet when I retire I cannot get any money from it, I only get my private retirement money. I like when Republicans try and do things like this it’s called “fiscally trimming the budget”yet, when a Democrat does it it’s called socialism. From a Republican that loves his guns… this guy is a joke.

  8. While I would never be so presumptuous as to believe I can express written opinions from an absence of depth, vacancy of knowledge, skewed perception and on a purely emotive basis any better than those having successfully retained their earliest stages of immaturity into their current phase of arrested development —
    I’m compelled here to do what the aforementioned are not likely to do in any timely manner, if at all.
    That being, to scold the illustrator for not including in the depiction of their beloved con-man-in chief the halo that’s clearly visible about and above his cranial structure in every actual photograph.

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