Second-Amendment Martyrs

The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Our Neighbors

Our guest columnist is batshit crazy.

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face — not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.

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Because Gun Appreciation Day Worked Out So Well…

“On February 23rd gun owners and patriots will come together to organize locally to protect the right that protects ALL rights, the 2nd Amendment. This page is for the people willing to volunteer to make that happen. Negativity will not be tolerated.[Day of Resistance/Facebook, via Right Wing News]

There’s No Business Like Gun Show Business…

“At least two people were injured Saturday afternoon in an apparent accidental shooting at the gun show being held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds… A witness told WRAL that a gun went off after being checked by an official at a safety check-in location.” [via @JC_Christian]

Gun Safety Tip #2: That Would Be Away From You

Our guest columnist may or may not be an officially licensed product of the National Rifle Association.

Meet NRA: Practice Range — the NRA’s new mobile nerve center, delivering one-touch access to the NRA network of news, laws, facts, knowledge, safety tips, educational materials and online resources…

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We Have a Nominee for the NRA Crazy List…

James Yeager, CEO of Tactical Response, which offers gun training in Tennessee: “I’m not fucking putting up with this. I’m not letting my country be ruled by a dictator. I’m not letting anybody take my guns! If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people.” [Raw Story]

A Solution That Makes As Much Sense As The NRA’s

Remarks from the NRA press conference on Sandy Hook school shooting [WaPo]

Texas Congressman Calls for Immediate Action on Epidemic of Ping-Pong Violence

Ladies and Gentlemen, freshman Texas congresscritter Kyle Kacal:

“I’ve heard of people being killed playing ping-pong — ping-pongs are more dangerous than guns,” he said. “Flat-screen TVs are injuring more kids today than anything.”

Seven people died playing ping-pong in Germany from 1997 through 2006. Cause of death is unknown.

And 169 kids died from falling flatscreens from 2000 through 2010.

Meanwhile, 2,793 kids died from gunfire in 2009 — 85 of them preschoolers.

[via Weigel]