Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Send the NRA to Guantanamo?

All of us? Yet another newspaper has shown its fealty to the Constitution:
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.
As Aurora, CO, Aurora Sentinel editor Rick Perry's headline said "PERRY: WE CAN ONLY SAVE OURSELVES FROM KIDNAPPERS AT THE NRA
I’m talking about the real terrorist threat here in America: the National Rifle Association".

I'm glad to see that yet another so-called liberal is out of the closet on hewing to the Constitution. Gun killings are at a more than 40 year low, down 39% since the 1990s, gun injuries down 70%*, but Mr. Perry is outraged by fellow citizens who defend the Constitution's provisions which he despises. I wonder how he feels about having the government wire his thumbs behind his back and applying electrodes to his testicles, if only they assert that well, of course it is cruel, but since it is no longer unusual it it constitutionally authorized. Mr Perry seems to be one of those who use the Constitution as a shield without allowing others to do the same. That can come back to bite, and hard.

What choice, persuasive, words did Mr Perry write or quote?
...craven, lying, sniveling, cowardly U.S. senators cheated the very premise of American government to back their masters at the NRA...Nobody wants the mentally ill having a gun. Nobody, that is, except many of your senators. They just don’t care....not only did the liars at the NRA cheat the 90 percent of Americans ...the NRA has forced the action of about 45 ineffectual U.S. senators, a clear act of terrorism and treason. ...
Mr Perry has added a postscript which is remarkable for it's lack of insight. I replied just now:
Remarkable postscript, Mr. Perry. You wrote in your original column "No more due process...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."

Then you profess surprise when your intended victims of government criminality take offense. "I am bewildered by the number of people who are paranoid about the U.S. government coming to enslave them. " Mr Perry, you editorialized in favor of the government doing exactly that. So where is the paranoia?

Remember when you wrote: "...many people are convinced that if they were forced to pass background checks at a gun show, or if Congress outlawed a list of guns that act like military assault rifles, that goose steppers would be knocking at their doors demanding papers and their weapons."? Sir, you just called publicly for the government to do exactly that and a good deal more, and you call gun owners paranoid?

Mr. Perry, your lack of self-awareness is remarkable. And your propensity for violence against people who just want to be left alone is exactly why people worry about people like you. You are the reason gun owners won't disarm. You are the direct threat to peaceful people.

Yes, Mr Perry, you are the goose-stepper.
You can read the whole sorry thing here.

* Just in case you doubt these assertions about collapsing gun crime rates, read an LA Times story here.

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