Nutty NRA Keeps Pushing Lies About Obama Plot to Take Away Guns
“What’s the gun for, Tony?”
“What, this? It’s nothing. I’m—how do you say?—‘paranoid.’”
—Tony Montana from the movie Scarface
Gun sales in metro Detroit continue to rise. And while the climate of fear in and around metro Detroit stems from a very real and very serious violent crime problem, the National Rifle Association seems intent on pushing this big lie that President Barack Obama is plotting to take Americans’ guns.
Consumer interest in firearms routinely increases in election years, Potapa said, because people fear changes in gun laws — especially when a Democrat is in the White House, said Rob Southwick president of Southwick Associates, a Fernandina Beach, Fla., firm that studies outdoor-related business trends.
Instead, he stood onstage at the NRA’s annual meeting and attacked the media for being “sensational.”
Sorry, but you’ll never convince me that someone like that actually gives a damn about the safety of my children.
Why should Detroiters believe that the right to own a gun is absolute or that all current gun laws need to be abolished or that any gun law is inherently a bad gun law? Why should we argue in favor of mentally defective people being allowed to buy weapons or making it easier to get a gun license than a license to drive? Why should anyone get behind the lies of a group that would rather ignore a dead child and blame the media because they find that child’s death politically inconvenient?
Surely, law-abiding citizens have at least as much of a vested interest in getting guns out of the hands of thugs, misguided children and the mentally disturbed as they do in purchasing weapons for their own protection.
Nobody should be victimized by violent criminals, and Detroiters do have an obligation to safeguard themselves and their families by any means necessary.
But people around here have enough real reason to be—how do you say?—paranoid without being further spooked by fake bullshit from the NRA’s leadership.