Where’s the NRA?

Hey, someone let me know in the comments as soon as the NRA puts out a statement about the importance of Muslims buying guns so they can protect themselves from bad guys with guns. I’ll be over here not holding my breath.

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  • John Pieret

    The 2nd Amendment only applies to Real Americans™ which, by definition, does not include Muslims.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Hey, give them a break — they’re starting to realize that letting untrained civilians carry guns everywhere isn’t a really good idea. They’re only admitting that with regard to Muslims carrying guns, but that’s a first step. Maybe in another year they’ll realize it’s not a good idea for Hispanics either — they look pretty similar to Muslims, so that’s not too big a step, and it’ll maybe finally get George Zimmerman in line. Then maybe they’ll move on to applying the new lesson to black people (or maybe they’ve already done that, I didn’t hear much from them about blacks standing their ground against racist cops); and who knows, maybe they’ll apply it to white people too!

  • eamick

    I didn’t hear much from them about blacks standing their ground against racist cops

    They didn’t show much enthusiasm for it back in the day when the Black Panthers started carrying guns for self-defense, as I recall.

  • theguy

    @#3

    There’s definitely a double standard. If the crowd is white and Tea Party, we hear about how they’re Patriots (TM) and Don’t Tread On Us (but no mention of whether we’ll tread on you)

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Like they need another excuse to get shot!

  • Uncle Ebeneezer

    NRA- Everybody should carry a gun. Moms, school teachers, priests, college students, Musl…(record scraaaaaaaatch)….what? Kids named Trayvon?!! Ok we have to draw the line somewhere.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    They didn’t show much enthusiasm for it back in the day when the Black Panthers started carrying guns for self-defense, as I recall.

    There’s where you’re wrong — they showed LOTS of enthusiasm back then, for selling more guns to scared white people. And of course, for quietly selling more guns to black people in the hope that they’d shoot each other.

  • k_machine

    “They didn’t show much enthusiasm for it back in the day when the Black Panthers started carrying guns for self-defense, as I recall.”

    Saint Reagan banned open carry in California (as governor) because of the Panthers IIRC.

  • captainoblivious

    Muslims, under our Constitution, have just as much right to protect themselves as any other citizen. The NRA is consistent and clear on that.

    The only people who want to deny guns to the Muslim citizens are the ones who think nobody should have a gun but the government.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    captainoblivious “The only people who want to deny guns to the Muslim citizens are the ones who think nobody should have a gun but the government.”

    BUT OBAMAS COMING FOR OUR GUNS WHICH WILL LEAVE THE GOVERNMENT THE ONLY ONE WITH GUNS AND OBAMAS FILLED THE GOVERNMENT AND THE ARMY WITH MUSLIN BROTHERHOOD AGENTS WHO ARE MUSLIN CITIZENS AS IS OBAMA HUSSEIN OBAMA HIMSELF!!!

  • mithrandir

    Muslims, under our Constitution, have just as much right to protect themselves as any other citizen. The NRA is consistent and clear on that.

    We’ve come to expect the NRA to remind us that gun laws wouldn’t stop whatever crazed shooter gets the media’s attention. If they don’t get on this one pretty soon, more people than just Ed are going to start to wonder what the difference is.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    If this week’s murder victims had been exercising their supposed constitutional right to be packing heat it’s a pretty good guess how the story would be covered: Patriotic American defends himself from possible ISIS/al Qaeda sleeper cell. Hell, we’d probably seen headlines like that if Kareem Abdul Jabbar were shot and killed while carrying a handgun.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I’m waiting for the NRA to explain that guns are so you can protect yourself from cops.

    Then, the shit would hit the fan in a most delightful way.

  • machintelligence

    Marcus Ranum @ 13

    Apparently you can in Indiana. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Xo8l0SE0F8

  • Artor

    Marcus, do you remember that charming individual, Gordon Liddy? The NRA lurves them some Liddy!

    http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/liddys-lethal-advice/