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Best Argument For Gun Regulation: Death Threats From Gun Advocates

Friday, February 6th, 2015

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Last year, Kory Watkins, president of Texas’ Open Carry Tarrant County, exhorted followers to converge on Washington D.C. and “take over the city, arrest the bankers, crooked politicians and restore liberty here in our country.” Photos showed him posing with gun advocate Veronica Dunnachie charged with shooting and killing her ex-husband and stepdaughter in December. Nice. Now he has amped up his rhetoric. Politicians who block open carry of pistols without any licensing requirements in Texas commit “treason” he says on Facebook which is “punishable by death.” What??

Death Threats From Gun Advocates–it is the Best Argument For Gun Regulation:

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Best Argument For Gun Regulation: Advocates Preaching Violence

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

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Gun advocates always say they need to be armed to protect themselves against violent “bad guys.” But advocates like Kory Watkins, president of Texas’ Open Carry Tarrant County, sound like they are the bad guys. He recently exhorted followers to converge on Washington D.C. and “take over the city, arrest the bankers, crooked politicians and restore liberty here in our country” since “voting and waiting is not working!” Nice. Photos show him posing with gun advocate Veronica Dunnachie who allegedly shot and killed her ex-husband and stepdaughter this month.

Self-defense advocates who sound like insurgents–it’s the best argument for gun regulation

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Ferguson Unrest Good For Business–Gun Lobby

Friday, August 15th, 2014

You would think the world’s oldest civil rights organization, as the NRA calls itself, would speak out about the events in Ferguson. Aren’t the law enforcement personnel in the hot seat the same jack-booted thugs the NRA screeched about 20 years ago?

But wait! The racial unrest is doing a better job of selling product than the NRA’s “they’re gonna take your guns” marketing after President Obama’s election and the Newtown massacre. It has started a feeder frenzy of gun sales among area residents, says CNN. People are scooping up shotguns, AR-15s, concealable handguns, Glocks, Rugers, firearms with high capacity magazines and a “boatload” of ammunition as fast as they can says Steven King, owner of Metro Shooting Supplies, a gun shop in the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton.

At Mid America Arms in St. Louis, sales have jumped 50 percent.

Much as it tries to update its image with its African-American spokesman Colion Noir and Gabby Franco (not only a woman but an Olympic shooter from Venezuela who legally emigrated–3 PR points!) NRA can’t shake its White Power roots. In 1967, it supported California Governor Ronald Reagan’s Mulford Act that restricted people carrying guns–because Black Panthers were carrying them. “There’s no reason why on the street today a citizen should be carrying loaded weapons,” said Reagan at the time.

As recently as 2007, a racial-fear mongering NRA brochure draft was leaked to the press that shows an Aryan nation under siege by African-Americans. The brochure, called Freedom In Peril; Guarding the 2nd Amendment in the 21st Century, was intended for fundraising but is so paranoid and racist, it seems right out of the satirical newspaper the Onion. In high budget illustrations, homeowners are shown defending themselves from a Helter Skelter-like apocalypse by shooting from their rooftops. “Thousands of lawful Americans were reduced to the final and purest form of self-reliance in the face of terrifying anarchy,” said the brochure about the unrest after Hurricane Katrina.untitled

While the NRA has almost equal fear of “bad guys” which usually means African-Americans and government officials with their black helicopters, in New Orleans both fears were combined in one entity since most law enforcement personnel were African-American. No wonder the brochure spells out special hatred for former New Orleans Police Department Chief Eddie Compass as a top enemy.untitled

Does the NRA’s recruitment of Colion Noir mean it is no longer a tacit White Power organization? Only if you ignore the comments of NRA board member Ted Nugent who characterized President Obama as a “sub human mongrel.” Nugent also said the President is “a piece of s**t, and I told him to suck on my machine gun.” If the “world’s oldest civil rights organization” disagreed with the uncouth and racist remarks, would Nugent still be a board member?

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Best Argument for Gun Regulation–Menacing Gun Advocates

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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People who work against gun violence get many love letters from gun advocates.”You Are a bunch of useful [sic] idiots. If this once great nation succumbs to your propaganda you will see mass murder on a scale you can’t imagine. God have mercy on your souls,” said one we recently received. “Your [sic] not a ducking victim, your [sic] a survivor……and your [sic] all idiots….. Go shoot yourselves,” said a second well wisher.

While many a baseball fan has yelled, “Kill The Umpire,” threats from snarly, combative bullies who HAPPEN TO BE ARMED are the Best Argument for Gun Regulation.

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IT'S THE GUNS, STUPID radio show–episode 9

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Here are clips from our June 12 IT’S THE GUNS, STUPID radio show

(EMAIL USERS: CLICK “READ MORE” TO VIEW THE VIDEOS)

Dr. Joan Burbick is author of the acclaimed book, Gun Show Nation, and Professor Emeritus of English at Washington State University. She consulted with PBS on a special documentary on gun culture last year.

The Fantasy Behind Guns (w/ Dr. Joan Burbick)

The Racist Roots of the Gun Movement (w/ Dr. Joan Burbick)

Dr. Marjorie Fujara is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Rush Medical College and a strong advocate for greater gun safety. She teaches residents and medical students about gun violence as a public health problem.

Why Guns Are A Medical Issue (w/ Dr. Marjorie Fujara)

A Doctor Explains the Impact of Gun Violence (w/ Dr. Marjorie Fujara)

What Does Hallmark Have to Do With Gun Violence? NGVAC CEO Elliot Fineman

Full show

Nugent is Too Toxic for the Governor Campaign but an NRA Board Member?

Monday, February 24th, 2014

What was he thinking? That’s what many are asking about Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott’s choice of gun rights advocate Ted Nugent as a campaign side show while he pursues the Texas governorship. It’s not that Nugent called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” and “a piece of sh-t” who should “suck on my machine gun.” It’s that Abbott apparently didn’t know about Nugent’s unbalanced, incendiary rhetoric–not a good sign in someone who wants to be a state’s top elected official.

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Democrat Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, also seeking the governorship, said this weekend that Abbott’s “values are not my values” given the “cozy relationship he has with an admitted sexual predator,” referring to Nugent who has admitted to having sex with underage girls. Nice.

Nugent has directed verbal violence against women, foreigners, immigrants, African-Americans and many elected officials. He was banned from performing at Fort Knox in Kentucky in 2012 for his anti-Obama vitriol. He is a twice-convicted animal poacher (so much for “law-abiding”) who has been banned from hunting in Kansas. This will get Abbott in the Governor’s mansion?

As many question Abbott’s judgment in palling around with Nugent and even current Governor Rick Perry disavows Nugent’s “mongrel” quips, it is likely that Nugent will disappear from the campaign trail and return to killing animals with machine guns as he recently bragged. Yet Nugent’s same portfolio of racist, ethnic and sexist slurs has not dislodged him from his seat on the NRA Board of Directors.

Last summer after Nugent’s inflammatory remarks about the murder of Trayvon Martin, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, an umbrella group which includes 47 other organizations, asked the NRA to remove Nugent from its board. “The NRA likes to bill itself as the ‘oldest civil rights organization in the United States,’” said its petition. “If they want to wear that mantle it’s time for them to walk the walk and end their relationship with Ted Nugent immediately.”

It’s easy to see why the NRA wants to retain its racist-in-chief. Nugent has mastered the NRA’s perverse combination of bully belligerence and persecuted, “poor-me” victimhood. “I’m like a black Jew in Nuremberg 1938 and the brownshirts can’t stand me,” Nugent whined on a radio show last summer. “I’m Rosa Parks with a Gibson,” he cried last fall.

If they become candidates for governor, it’s not clear that Greg Abbott can win over the immensely popular Wendy Davis, even if he loses Nugent fast. But already his campaign is trying to spin the Nugent debacle into gun advocacy. Davis only brought up Nugent to “avoid talking about the issues in this race,” accuses Abbott spokesman Matt Hirsch, like her support for “restricting the Second Amendment rights of Texans.”

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Your Increasing Risk of Being a Victim of Gun Violence

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

As the NRA weakens gun laws, your risk increases

Increasing Gun Risk

Strong Gun Laws You are at low risk if people are not legally allowed to carry guns at any of the places you go. Unfortunately, the NRA wants to expand where guns can be carried and who can carry them in order to increase sales. Weakening Gun Laws You are at medium risk if people are legally allowed to carry guns in some of the places you go. This is the current situation for most people, but it’s changing. The NRA has watered down laws, putting you at higher risk. Weak Gun Laws You are at high risk if people are allowed to carry guns everywhere you & your loved ones go. Now all states  allow concealed guns, and most allow open carry. The NRA’s goal is laws are that allow guns everywhere including  churches and schools and on public transportation.

 

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