Saturday, January 19, 2013

Today is Gun Appreciation Day in America

In the wake of President Obama's swift action to require background checks and tighter gun safety laws, pro-gun activists have declared today, January 19, 2013 the first annual Gun Appreciation Day all across the land.  No, I'm not kidding.  It took my breath away too.   Gun fanciers are planning demonstrations, protests and rallies in 49 states.  They predict it will all be a " bang-up" success ( their words not mine)

I predict that this is another caper by big, corporate money disguised as grass roots gun owners.  Wolves in sheep's clothing, so to speak.  I also predict that Gun Appreciation Day will be more popular in some places than in others and that in the places that find such a thing disgusting, it will further divide an already divided and angry nation.

Listen up, you gun toting morons.  Liberals do not want to take away your hunting rifles and shotguns. We just don't want our children(or yours) blown to bits by weapons of war designed for shooting nothing but human beings.

But never mind.  The corporate wolves don't care as long as the guns keep getting sold, the money keeps rolling in and the shareholders are happy.  God's in his heaven and all's well on Wall Street. Pass the ammunition.

H/T to Mike Thompson 

UPDATE:  Would you believe that on the first Gun Appreciation Day, 5 people were shot at 3 different gun shows? Check it out.  

Now, THAT is what I call gun appreciation and it is not what I want for MY America


Ahab said...

For the life of me, I can't understand why gun control is so offensive to these people. No one is trying to stop them hunting, protecting themselves, or enjoying a hobby -- some people just want saner gun policies.

While we're on the topic of guns, did you hear about the controversy at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show? Businesses are boycotting it because the organizers banned the sale of assault rifles following the Newtown tragedy.

Unknown said...

I don't get it either, Ahab and thanks for the info and the link-- the paranoia is hard to understand indeed