Jon Stewart Eviscerates NRA Hypocrisy

Fear leads to hate, hate leads to anger, anger leads to… more gun sales.
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The NRA has hit upon the selling point of all selling points to goose gun sales.

Jon Stewart opines: “These types of contradictions — they use fear, we use fear — are not an anomaly, not a bug in the NRA’s system, but a feature… At the heart of the NRA’s message is, ‘Don’t let liberals say it’s a dangerous world and scare you into gun control. Let us say it’s a dangerous world and scare you into a Gun-a-pa-looza!’”

The NRA warns the government is busy going after your guns; that any attempt to regulate firearms, including background checks is the first step towards tyranny. The NRA, and people like Glenn Beck, warn of the government - that the government is the enemy. In turn, you get the NRA praising law enforcement, which is directly reporting to (and is a part of) … wait for it… the government. It’s such a muddled message as to make your head hurt.

It’s not about public safety or reasonably differing over regulations on firearm ownership; the Supreme Court has ruled, including in Heller, that reasonable regulation is permissible. It’s that the NRA wants unfettered access and no restrictions on any firearms. They are using the language of extremists - because that’s what the NRA has become. They are extremists and out of touch with what most Americans want for firearms ownership and transfers (where 90% support universal background checks, but which the NRA and its backers/supporters in Congress take glee in noting that they killed).

Jon, take it away:

(If you can’t see the video, click below.)

And as a friendly reminder:

LaPierre is nuts. Period.

Oh, and about those universal background checks that the NRA now opposes with all of its clout. This is the same NRA that was supporting universal background checks and LaPierre testified before Congress urging passage of those checks in 1999.

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