Sometimes I’m gobsmacked at the lack of shame the antis have in their abhorrent behavior. Take Joan’s Latest mess.
First up she talks about this messed up story where a children’s book author gets upset that a gun shop is in her town, and demands the zoning laws be changed and the store forced to move. BTW this is REALLY what the antis mean when they talk about Universal background checks. They mean you have to go to a gun shop to buy and sell guns…and THE gunshop (as in the only one) is hundreds of miles away, and in the middle of a military base! Also Joan drops this gem.
I have another question. What does it mean when the owner of the gun store says he hopes New Jersey will recognize Second Amendment rights someday? What second amendment rights does New Jersey not recognize? People have a right to buy and own guns. The fact that the gun store even exists is testimony to the fact that New Jersey recognizes that there is a right for people to buy guns from licensed gun dealers. Just because New Jersey has placed some stricter restrictions on guns and who owns them doesn’t mean they are violating anyone’s rights. Here are the gun rights folks throwing the second amendment around as if any restrictions on who can own a gun, who can carry one and where they can be carried is a violation of their rights.
This is very similar to Joan’s little hand-tip a while back where she pointed out that if gun owners were paid “Fair market value” for their guns when the government took them away it wasn’t “Confiscation”, she’s now beating a common drum that you still have rights so long as you can own a gun in some fashion. They constantly proclaim that England hasn’t banned guns because you can own some very basic long guns and use them ONLY for sport after an extensive criminal background check and many fees. Of course organizations for which Joan labors aren’t “Gun Ban Groups”…just because they seek to ban guns.
But the gem is referencing this photograph
The wording on top of the photo is “UH-OH BETTER GET RAYCO.” It pictures a white man aiming a rifle of some kind at a black man just standing in front of the white man presumably doing nothing wrong. There is no gun in his hands and he doesn’t appear to be threatening to the man holding the gun. Is the black man in the photo real? Was he “photo shopped” into the photo? If so, why? And which person needs be scared enough in this photo to want that gun from RayCo? Can someone explain what the photo means?
The photo is of course a zombie mock-up, which is all the rage these days (also check out the kit Sebastian links when talking about this post), still not only did Joan’s total stupidity get me but why did she notice that his skin was darkish (BTW I can’t tell if the zombie actor is indeed of African heritage or just has lots of makeup) but failed to notice the oozing wounds, exposed ribcage and the fact that his hands are soaked in blood?
OK zombies aren’t real but I’ll tell you if somebody comes up to me in menacing pose with their hands and face soaked in blood…unless they are the worlds most confident EMT rendering aid to a bloody car wreck, he’s going to see the muzzle of my gun too, because he has SOMEBODY’s blood on him, and at the end of the day I want NONE of it to be mine!
And in all of this I’m not going to be all that concerned about his heritage. Joan seems to be…
Oh and I thought I’d close on this note just to flash a little gun-grabber credentials to this sub-par lunatic. At the beginning of the week I noticed that Joan wasn’t tweeting or moderating comments at her usual pace, and wondered what was up.
Turns out Joan flew (or was flown by the Brady Campain) to meet personally with the new director. Reading Joan’s work it may be hard to differentiate her from the rabble of Marxist Cranks who have anti-freedom blogs, or submit posts to Daily Kos or Democratic Underground. I assure you, while her mental capabilities are on the same level as the cranks, she is indeed a leader of the movement, not a follower.