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Donald Trump Jr. Gun Nuts WTF?!

Don Jr. Says The Second Amendment Is ‘Non-Negotiable’ – Even In Australia

Despite the fact that he’s the oldest of failed, one-term former President Donald Trump’s children, Donald Trump Jr. certainly isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Junior proved yet again that he cannot even manage to read the simplest of news articles and ascertain where the news he’s reading is happening, deciding to comment on a posting from Melbourne, Australia, where a man was arrested for not wearing a protective mask in violation of a local ordinance. Overreach by the cops? You could certainly argue that and most people would probably agree with you.

But Don Jr. took the opportunity to comment on the story from Melbourne with a adamant declaration that “The Second Amendment is non-negotiable!!!”

So did Don Jr. not bother to notice the article referenced something that occurred in Australia, or is he so dumb that he thinks they have a Second Amendment in the Land Down Under, too? (They don’t.)

Junior’s moronic tweet raises so many questions about his own literacy (or lack thereof) and the fact that he feels a need to attach American values and laws to other countries, despite the fact that he and the MAGA faithful would be outraged if any nation tried to impose their laws on the United States.

The mockery began almost immediately after Don Jr. made his hyperbolic (and geographically-ignorant) posting. Take a look:

Here’s another news flash for Don Jr.: Your father will never ever love you, no matter what you do. His father hated him and now he’s doing the same thing to you.

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Gun Lovers Say Biden Wants You To Get Vaccinated So He Can Take Your AR-15

If perhaps you thought you’d heard all of the absurd, over the top, batshit crazy nonsense the anti-COVID vaccine crowd had to offer, then you’ll probably enjoy the latest conspiracy theory coming from the extreme right-wingers: If Biden is allowed to mandate getting a vaccine, that means he’ll come after your guns next.

Wait! What?

Yep, you heard right: If Biden mandates COVID vaccines, the next thing he’ll do is mandate you give up your AR-15.

You simply cannot make this shit up!

According to Fox News (of course), Second Amendment groups are already fearmongering (and raising funds) off their ridiculous analogy of how vaccines equal gun grabs:

“If Biden is allowed to impose regulations without a vote by Congress simply because he decides it helps ‘public safety,’ there is no limit to what he can do,” gun advocate John R. Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told Fox News. “He could use this same reasoning to impose any gun control regulation that he wanted.”

But wait, it gets better, with some who say they support the vaccine also warning that Biden will come for everyone’s guns if he’s allowed to control the spread of a deadly virus:

Alan Gottlieb, Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, also expressed concern over Biden’s announcement. 

“I am very pro-vaccination,” Gottlieb told Fox News. “But Biden’s federal vaccination mandate reminds gun owners that if he could get away with it would use his executive power to mandate as many restrictions on Second Amendment rights as he could. He has already said that gun ownership is a ‘public health’ problem.”

Yeah, he’s pro-vaccination, but he has no qualms about making a false equivalency between a vaccine to control a public health crisis and the Second Amendment.

So if you did the right thing and got vaccinated, it’s all your fault when the ATF shows up at your door and demands you hand over your hunting rifle.

Is there any depth of stupidity and fear these lunatics won’t stoop to reach?

 

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Congress Coronavirus Gun Nuts WTF?!

MTG Says People Should Use Their ‘Second Amendment Rights’ If Anyone Asks About Their Vax Status

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) told a meeting of Alabama Republicans recently that if anyone from the government shows up at their door to ask if they’ve been vaccinated for COVID-19, they should exercise their “Second Amendment rights” to counter such an query.

According to NBC News, the event, which took place in Dothan, Alabama, was closed to the media, but a video of Greene’s remarks was leaked to the Alabama Political Reporter:

“You lucky people here in Alabama might get a knock on your door, because I hear Alabama might be one of the most unvaccinated states,” Greene told the crowd, prompting cheers and applause over the state’s low vaccination rate. “Well, Joe Biden wants to come talk to you guys. He’s going to be sending one of his police state friends to your front door to knock on the door, take down your name, your address, your family members’ names, your phone numbers, your cellphone numbers, probably ask for your Social Security number and whether you’ve taken the vaccine or not.

“What they don’t know is in the South, we all love our Second Amendment rights, and we’re not real big on strangers showing up on our front door, are we? They might not like the welcome they get.”

Here’s some of the reaction to Greene’s threats:

 

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Gun Crime Gun Nuts

NRA Chief Hid On A Yacht After The Sandy Hook And Parkland Shootings: Court Deposition

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has a saying they’re fond of spouting whenever there’s a mass shooting in the United States: “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

However, the NRA doesn’t actually believe that platitude. It’s just a slogan they use to get donations that they later waste on bullshit like fancy office buildings, mansions for their leaders, massive campaign contributions, and other perks.

So what does stop a bad guy with a gun? Well, based on a court deposition released Tuesday, it seems that the best way to avoid getting shot is to go into hiding on a luxury yacht owned by one of your filthy rich friends.

According to the New York Daily News:

“NRA leader Wayne LaPierre says he faced an unprecedented ‘security threat’ in the wake of bloody rampages at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut and a Parkland, Fla., high school — and had to seek refuge aboard his Hollywood producer pal’s 108-foot yacht.

“In a chutzpah-rich deposition, the politically powerful gun-rights advocate said the fancy vessel christened ‘Illusions’ was one of the few places he felt safe from the national outrage that erupted after the slaughter of innocent children with military-grade firearms.”

Why didn’t LaPierre just arm himself with an AR-15 rifle and wait for the bad guys to show up? Does he actually know how to fire a gun, or is that just a bullshit line he uses to drum up new members who are gullible enough to give him access to their credit card number?

LaPierre tried to justify his actions thusly:

“They simply let me use it as a security retreat because they knew the threat that I was under. And I was basically under presidential threat without presidential security in terms of the number of threats I was getting. And this was the one place that I hope could feel safe, where I remember getting there going, ‘Thank God I’m safe, nobody can get me here.’ And that’s how it happened. That’s why I used it.”

Couldn’t the NRA bigwig have called some NRA members and had them come serve as his private security force? Or was he afraid he’d have to pay them out of his own pocket?

Bottom line: The NRA is all about the grift. They don’t give a damn about the Second Amendment or your right to own a gun. They only care about lining their own pockets and buying members of Congress by the bushel basket. That’s why we have so few common sense gun laws on the books.

Wayne LaPierre is a gutless coward. When you’re under threat, you call the police. Wayne goes for a cruise on a yacht. See the difference?

 

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Gun Crime Gun Nuts U.S. Senate WTF?!

Ted Cruz’s Solution To The Mass Shooting Problem: Imprison The Mentally Ill

Now that the problem of mass shootings and gun violence are back on the front page as a result of what transpired in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, the debate has begun once again on the issue of sensible gun control.

During a Senate hearing on Tuesday, there was a great deal of talk about possibly banning assault weapons such as the one used by the Boulder shooter, strengthening background checks for gun buyers, and other reforms that have sadly been discussed thousands of times before whenever innocent people are slain by a weapon of mass murder.

But something Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said during the hearing was especially chilling, not only because it suggested just how deeply in debt Cruz is to the gun lobby, but also because it called for putting people with mental illness into prison if they are caught with a gun.

Specifically, Cruz remarked:

“The senator from Connecticut knows that is false, and he knows that’s false, because Sen. [Chuck] Grassley and I together introduced legislation … targeted at violent criminals, targeted at felons, targeted at fugitives, targeted at those with serious mental disease to stop them from getting firearms and put them in prison when they try to illegally buy guns.”

So now mental illness will be a crime instead of a disease? On antidepressants? You can buy a gun, but you’ll be sent to prison if you do under Cruz’s deeply flawed logic.

Also, Cruz’s comments completely ignore the real problem that exists in this country: There’s too many damn guns! Does anyone actually believe that more guns is the answer to the problem of gun violence? That’s absurd! It makes no damn sense whatsoever. But it does allow Cruz and his GOP colleagues to continually suck on the teat of big gunmakers who are only too happy to buy U.S. senators if that’s what it takes for them to remain in business. Apparently, money trumps human life when it comes to Cruz and his ilk.

If Republicans cannot rationally discuss the gun problem in this country, maybe it’s time we make them the permanent minority party.