In January, two people were killed and 18 were injured during a school shooting in Benton, Kentucky. The social media response was tepid at best; signs of a public finally exhausted after years of reacting to almost-daily tragedies. That changed last Wednesday.
“You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass.” This quote is attributed to Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto during World War II, and is often repeated by gun advocates as to why the Japanese never invaded the U.S. It’s also bullshit.
There is no record of Admiral Yamamoto saying this, which means extreme gun advocates are in need of an authentic quote for their latest social media memes. Thankfully, I have one in mind.
If you’re wondering why your NRA-loving cousin is suddenly gushing on social media about Gus Van Sant’s 1998 Psycho remake, it may have to do with recent comments made by the film’s star, Vince Vaughn.
Like the extreme Christians who make battle cries of “persecution” when one counters their oppression of equality for the LGBT community, gun zealots are again playing the victim in the wake of another mass shooting.
“CPAC is known as the place where the future of conservatism always starts,” former Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin told this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference audience. However, the former Alaskan Governor should think twice before raising the roof to Timbuk3.
Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley seemingly dislikes any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants as much as Indiana Jones hates snakes. This may explain why the Senator chose to link the Boston Marathon bombings with the latest immigration reform legislation last Friday.
“People seem to have this really, really evil impression of an AR-15…” Fox News’ Sean Hannity said in a recent interview with gun advocate, Sarah Merkle. Yes, Sean, people tend to have unpleasant opinions about a weapon recently used to kill 20 elementary school children. I know, it’s crazy.
How much would it cost for you to ignore the deaths of 20 children? For Senator Ted Cruz, it’s $10,150.00. Comparatively, Utah Senator Mike Lee is a bargain at $2,500.00. These are the amounts both men have most recently received from the National Rifle Association. The two men, along with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, sent a letter last month threatening to block any gun control legislation that they feel may threaten the Second Amendment. However, none of the proposals discussed prohibit a sane, law-abiding citizen’s right to bear arms.