“There is a interesting idea floating around these days about how to kill the National Rifle Association,” playwright, director, actor, educator and left-leaning theater founder Robert Brustein [above] writes at huffingtonpost.com. “Join it!!!! For only $25 a year, you will not only receive a host of membership benefits and a subscription to three different gun magazines, but also — on the proviso that enough of us subscribe to this irresistible offer — the right to vote Wayne LaPierre out of office and ban firearms from the United States.” I’m not sure if this is satire or an actual, albeit fantastic plan from a desperate anti-gunner. We report. You deride. Here’s some more of Brustein’s anti-firearms fodder for readers who indulge in the aforementioned derision . . .
By constituting a voting majority of the NRA, we might even start a movement to abolish police weapons as well, a condition long observed in England, where, as a result, the murder rate has remained about 138 times less than that in the United States. Regarding the abolition of hunting rifles, that decision will depend entirely on your attitude towards killing animals. The clearest and most effective procedure, in my opinion, would be a universal abolition of any device requiring bullets.
Members of the NRA unite! You have nothing to lose but your powder burns.
No matter how you slice it, the idea that the NRA could be infiltrated by antis and dismembered from within is a lame joke. But I welcome Brustein’s honesty, even if it’s couched in comedy (we’re talking about the playwright who wrote Doctor Hippocrates is Out: Please Leave a Message).
We should never forget that there are those who would snuff out Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms in a New York minute. As Shakespeare’s King Henry VI warned us, “Who cannot steal a shape that means deceit?” [h/t andypantera69]