Thousands of gun owners rallied around the country last weekend in armed solidarity against President Obama and any regulation of the flow of guns whatsoever.
They marched and scootered passed schools, courthouses, hair salons and crowded local diners in their “Guns Across America” movement to break America of its aversion to mass shootings. In a fun-filled weekend of gun nut festivities involving multiple shootings at multiple gun shows. Law-abiding gun owners I’m sure. And somehow they’re allowed to not only sell guns without background checks at gun shows, but they’re allowed to load their guns with live ammo. Smart.
But since “people kill people,” and guns don’t have anything to do with it, would the same thing have happened at a comic convention?
Regardless, it looks as though it was a glorious sight to behold:
That green and white ribbon next to the assault rifle says, “Newtown.”
It went on and on like this, all across the country, with crowds varying and parents dragging their children out and using them as literal props to bear witness like an unwitting accomplice to a mass temper tantrum across America.
All those peaceful protesters with their concealed and non-concealed weapons and signs threatening murder and armed revolution. It feels like every single day for the past four years all over again.
One of the centerpieces of “Guns Across America” was the SHOT Show here in Las Vegas that I wrote about last week and it should come as no surprise that aging rock star, secessionist and draft dodger (by way of pooping himself) Ted Nugent was there, too. It was the largest gun show in the world so, naturally, the rogues gallery of gun fetishists were on hand.
So of course, Nugent couldn’t resist the opportunity to threaten the president (from afar naturally) via a Guns.com video attained by Media Matters:
I’m part of a very great experiment in self-government where we the people determine our own pursuit of happiness and our own individual freedom and liberty not to be confused with the Barack Obama gang who believes in we the sheeple and actually is attempting to re-implement the tyranny of King George that we escaped from in 1776. And if you want another Concord Bridge, I got some buddies.
You know what? Bring it on. Seriously. I’d like to see Nugent try his hand at something like this, to actually follow through on one of his kneejerk threats. But considering how he chickened out of the Vietnam draft, I think we can safely assume that Nugent prefers to only shoot at things that don’t fire back.
Not to mention, the whole notion of an armed revolt and secession from the United States failed miserably in 1865, and the revolutionaries at that time were headed by skilled West Point commanders like JEB Stuart and Robert E. Lee who directed massive armies. These gun nutjobs today have — who? — octogenarian D-list electric guitar player Ted Nugent and a gaggle of his redneck disciples. Good luck, boys.
Just don’t call them “violent,” or “crazy.”
Call them “peaceful protesters,” like mainstream media does, protesting peaceably, or they’ll send you death threats and show up in the town square with their assault rifles.