Stick To Your Guns
By Nebu Ganesh, PhD
|Nebu Ganesh is the Professor of |
Feline Litera at the Feline University at Albany
and a noted liberal commentator.
Go F.U. Wildcats!
|The Biden initiative will result in the forcible|
rounding up of weapons, paving the way to
a new socialist order and Obamacare.
|Larry Ward, organizer of|
Gun Appreciation Day and expert
on race relations and the
the philosophical message of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I think Martin Luther King, Jr. 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 one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history."
Of course, we do not know what Reverend King would have said because he is not alive today, having been shot to death by a rifle wielding assassin. And 18th and 19th century slavers, having gone to the trouble to travel to Africa to capture innocent human beings and force them into the worst kind of servitude in North America, opted to not arm them with guns. Probably a far-sighted move. So Mr. Ward's assertion remains moot.
Gun Appreciation Day follows stirring comments by Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA, following a respectfully silent few days after Newtown. He accused the national media and their corporate enablers as 'complicit co-conspirators' in a plot to demonize gun owners rather than face their own moral failings. He then added politicians to the conspiracy, stating that the press and the 'political class' in Washington are consumed by fear and hatred of the NRA and American gun owners. What followed was an NRA plan that not surprisingly would require more guns to be placed in more people's hands, and in addition to his own seven figure annual salary, a seven figure salary for crony Asa Hutchinson, head of the newly formed National School Shield Program. This program, once envisioned, will be made available to every school in America free of charge. The program does not actually cover the costs of its recommendations, but will probably be a financial boon for Kinkos. LaPierre has called on the U.S. Congress, the same so-called fear-consumed NRA haters, to put an armed police officer in every school in America. It is clear that a contentious Congress, busy mud wrestling at the edge of a fiscal cliff, will certainly take the time to mandate increased security costs to constituent communities already reeling from cuts to police and fire protection. Thanks Wayne, for this big head-slapping 'why didn't we think of that' solution.
|Presumably parochial schools will also benefit|
from the NRA's National School Shield Program.
As an added plus, Catholic students will most
certainly get their home work done.
|The NRA solution places the cost of school|
protection on State and Local governments. Of
course, NRA associates would be willing to provide
protection weaponry at a very good price.
|Why not go all the way and train the older children to|
protect themselves? Parents will enjoy the extra peace
of mind knowing that their kids have at least a
50/50 shot at survival.
|Fresh out of ideas for teacher gifts?|
Next year give the gun cozy. Your good
taste and thoughtfulness will be appreciated.