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NRA Says Fining Gun Owners For Not Securing Weapons The Same As ‘Shaming Rape Victims’

While the National Rifle Association (NRA) is fond of advocating that every American should be allowed to own a gun, they get very upset when anyone suggests that such weapons should be stored or secured in a safe manner.

On NRA TV, the official propaganda arm of the NRA, a discussion of gun thefts increasing in the south led to the host, Grant Stinchfeld, to weigh in on the issue in typical ignorant fashion:

“We talked about this just a little bit earlier here, this new study out now, I need everyone to know, the American Center for Progress [sic] is a left-wing group. They issued a study that gun thefts are up in the southern United States. They may or may not be — it doesn’t matter. The end result of the study is, they want to increase storage laws and give penalties to the victims for not storing their guns properly and they make no mention of going after the criminals.”

Stinchfeld’s guest, NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, then had the nerve to say assessing a fine for a gun owner who doesn’t secure his or her weapons is akin to shaming a rape victim:

“That’s like shaming a rape survivor – it’s the exact same logic. How about this, how about they make tougher penalties for individuals who steal? Steal firearms. How about they have harsher punishment for those individuals who break the law?”

The exact same logic? That’s so blatantly nonsensical that it proves just how far ammosexuals will go in order to defend the indefensible.

Loesch then added this:

“These individuals that they are seeking to punish haven’t broken the law. They have been victimized, as you accurately noted. So why in the world would they pass legislation that seeks to further victimize the already victims of these criminal acts?”

Gun ownership and rape. How in the hell are those two ideas the least bit analogous? Leave it to the NRA to be as disgusting as humanly possible as they seek to expand their membership rolls.

Gun ownership and rape. How in the hell are those two ideas the least bit analogous? Leave it to the NRA to be as disgusting as humanly possible as they seek to expand their membership rolls.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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