Gun nuts … always wanting more

Someone tell the NRA that nothing is worse than a whiny winner. They get everything — EVERYTHING — they want and still they maintain a persecution complex. Victory in November would mean a “pro-Second Amendment” Congress, said [NRA leader Chris] Cox — as if the current arrangement of Congress can or would do anything anti-gun. […]

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Newt going out w/ a bang

We have a new winner for stupidest thing said by a GOP candidate for president: The NRA, [Gingrich] told the group’s annual convention, has been much too timid and moderate in its defense of gun rights. If elected president, he said, he will “submit to the United Nations a treaty that extends the right to […]

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Have an NRA Christmas

FBI personal background checks, which are required before an individual can buy guns, hit an all-time high of 129,166 on Black Friday. That figure shattered the previous record of 97,848, set on Black Friday of 2008, by 32 percent. In Georgia, FBI personal background checks recorded during the month of November are at a three-year […]

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In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Gun

The question before a three-judge panel for the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta Thursday is whether Georgia’s prohibition on firearms in places of worship conflicts with the promise of religious freedom in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution., which brought the initial lawsuit, believes religious institutions, not Georgia law, should […]

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Gun nuts drunk with power

There’s no stopping the National Rifle Association, the most powerful lobbying bloc in the nation. No one has exploited the cult of conservative victimhood quite like the NRA, which starts every fundraising letter with “the Second Amendment is under assault …” Meanwhile, their plan to transform America into a 21st Century version of the Wild […]

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The neo-Confederate candidate

Rick Perry, with his well-coiffed early 90’s ‘do and shiny expensive suits, presents like a televangelist. He appears to be my least favorite kind of redneck — one with money, power and, apparently, a small penis (when jogging he carries a laser-sighted pistol with hollow point bullets). In short, Perry is the reason most of […]

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The most irrational lobby in America

The NRA should be satisfied. Democrats abandoned sensible gun control three elections ago, standing on the sidelines as the firearms lobby advanced legislation allowing paranoid rednecks the right to carry in churches and bars. But the gun nuts are never satisfied. The Obama administration has proposed that gun dealers in four states on the U.S.-Mexico […]

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White Hunter No Brain

Alleged outdoorswoman Sarah Palin had them discharging in the aisles Saturday night with her speech to a convention of big game hunters. “Imagine, though—imagine making life even more miserable for the liberals who want that gun control,” she finally says. “Here’s how I figure it. Remember that weird guy in Wisconsin was so angry, so […]

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Rhetoric is not irrelevant

I haven’t vetted this, and I’m reluctant to comment until all the facts are in. Still … UPDATE: Jesse Kelly was Giffords’ opponent in the Nov. election. Can we at least agree this kind of posturing is, at best, absurd? I salute his service, but I don’t recall Ike driving around with a pistol in his […]

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