Friday, December 21, 2012

NRA: Paroxysms of lunacy

NRA says gun violence on TV, movies, and videogames is to blame for US massacres.

NRA also says the "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." 
Somehow I don't think it occured them that the the very idea of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun is also the central theme of just about every US action movie or western since the invention of the genres. The good guys always win and the bad guys always lose, and the cop guarding the school isn't the first one shot by the next mass murderer.  

Yippi-Kai-Yay with that one, Wayne. Also, please, I mean it, please do keep talking because not only will Americans find themselves unable purchase military-grade small-arms, violent entertainment will be kerbed too!

It really is amazing to watch the gun debate in the US because it's so utterly fantastical. Nothing they talk about has any connection to the reality of gun violence. Walter Mitty all around. 


Beijing York said...

At least he left sex and God out of the equation but seriously, the NRA are off the rails. Those violent video games and movies are what ensures that the NRA survives, re-instilling their good vs evil narrative that requires heavily armed protection.

The Mound of Sound said...

Merry Christmas, Boris.