Just when you thought you heard the most outrageous mouthings from our gun-aholics, they one-up themselves. The following is the twisted logic presented by Larry Ward, chairman of Gun Appreciation Day, who said at a press conference celebrating the event:
“I believe that Gun Appreciation Day honors the legacy of Dr. King. First of all, we’re looking for a peaceful protest, looking for people to come out and to remind the members of Congress and the president how we feel about our Second Amendment, and the truth is, I think Martin Luther King would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from Day 1 of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history.”
Did anyone tell this chairman that King is not alive today because he was assassinated with a firearm? No, he is not around to be boggled by this chairman’s asinine assertion: Arm the slaves who were kidnapped and taken by force from their homeland and erase the slavery chapter from our history.
No doubt those history books would be printed in Texas, with its traditionally unique distortion and rewriting of textbooks, and why not? It was seen fit to have U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Todd Akin in the House Science, Space & Technology Committee. What is a little enhancing of history?
Moderate Republicans, if there are any of you left, wake up and take it back. Take back your party, which has been kidnapped and degraded as were those slaves.
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