NRA Supporters Fantasize About Mass Murder of Liberals
Remember how, back in ‘04, George W. Bush basically won the election because he campaigned against gay marriage, and that won him the state of Ohio? And how, in the years since, there has been a tectonic shift in national attitudes about gay marriage, to the point that it is not only legal throughout the U.S., but most of America is OK with it?
Something like that is happening with guns.
And the NRA doesn’t like it.
Are they moderating their position? Maybe trying to figure out a way to actually deal with the underlying issue? Of course not.
Yep, that’s intended to be nooses for you and me. And anyone darker than a paper bag, really. Check out this alarming blog post about how the dark Turner Diaries conspiracy loons are coming out into the open now.
Much of this is stuff you probably already know - but the take that gives me a glimmer of hope (although I still think, as do many here, that there is almost certainly going to be another Tim McVeigh-type event in the next year or so), is this one:
The way I see it, there’s one of two possibilities concerning this tweet. Number one, an NRA communications staffer lost his/her cool about the current political winds concerning the gun issue and shared Owens’ colossal temper tantrum (“If we can’t get our way on gun policy through voting, we’ll kill you instead!”) without thinking carefully.
Number two, the tweet was given careful thought, and the NRA believed that such a threat was necessary to help forestall gun reform given the current political climate. That means they are losing confidence in their traditional means of persuasion — bare-knuckle backroom political deals and barrels of campaign cash.
The energy level in the gun violence prevention movement has been off the charts since the terrible tragedy at Umpqua Community College, and Owens’ post strikes me as the desperate cry of a man who knows his guns will not afford him control over others for much longer. That the NRA would stoop so low to share it is proof positive that gun violence prevention activists are making serious progress and scaring the biggest dog on the pro-gun side.