NRA Forever

Jeezus Keerist!:

Bonilla said liberals believed the U.S. should emulate countries such as Belgium, Germany and Mexico.

“You know what I say to those people? ‘If you like those places so much, why don’t you move there?’ ” he said.

People in the crowd boys in camouflage, women pushing strollers, men in hunting shirts with blaze-orange sleeves rose to their feet. The message, many attendees said, had gotten through.

I’ve basically followed the lead of, say, Lewis Lapham in saying that that it is the politicians in control of the nation right now that want to turn our nation’s government and economy into the model of Mexico’s. As for Belgium and Germany: what does that even mean? (Does Mexico have strict gun laws?)

David Adams, an NRA election coordinator and recruiter, and his wife, Kim, are both life members. So are their two children 4-year-old Abigail and 3-month-old Reagan, who is named after the president.

Members for 4 years and 3 months respectively.

Musician Charlie Daniels, who served as emcee, launched the convention by calling the political left “silly and unrealistic, a cadre of save-the-whales and kill-the-babies pantywaists.”

Yes, but what does that have to do with guns?

Ted Nugent?:

Speaking at the group’s annual convention in Houston, Nugent said the NRA’s current record-high membership of 4 million was nothing to get excited about. He said each NRA member should try to enroll 10 new members over the next year.

“Let’s next year sit here and say, ‘Holy smokes, the NRA has 40 million members now,”‘ he said, adding NRA members should only associate with other members. “No one is allowed at our barbecues unless they are an NRA member. Do that in your life.”

How do you recruit new members if you are to only associate with other members?

Nugent, who walked onto the stage with a large assault weapon in each hand, said those who support gun control aren’t the enemy.

“They are a joke,” he said. “Our enemy is the gun owners that don’t belong to the NRA.”

“The whole world sucks but America sucks less,” he said to laughter and applause. “And we can eliminate that sucking sound altogether if we all would actually be hardcore, radical extremists, hardcore radical extremists, demanding the right to self defense.”

Nugent and his family moved to Crawford, Texas, from Michigan about two years ago.

Someone look up the definition of the phrase “self parody” for me, please.

One Response to “NRA Forever”

  1. zellar Says:

    That’s just plain good comedy. The Nuge and Charlie Daniels on the same stage? Even the most third-rate, jerkwater casino wouldn’t dare to offer such an absurd juxtaposition of entertainment. Did I hear someone mention a sucking sound?

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