Jim Porter’s pants are on fire? The new NRA president Jim Porter had a few choice words for Obama and a very interesting view of the Civil War , but during his speech we got a foreshadow of Mr. Porter’s tactics. He is going to lie until he smells smoke. The perfectly timed photos of his speech display what appears to be the start of some flames in this photo… coming right out of his pants.
And in the next shot we get a much bigger blaze happening there. Politifact is going to be so happy.
This perfectly timed moment is a reminder that the NRA isn’t a protector of the 2nd Amendment. The NRA protects the manufacturers of guns. How do we know this? Well… remember that promise that Smith & Wesson made to Bill Clinton all those years back? The idea that a company would just self-regulate and choose ethics over profits isn’t one we really need to take sides on. Smith & Wesson saw their sales tank after backing that promise to limit rounds in their guns to ten. Go figure. When someone sells a gun as a useful tool instead of a toy, the sales suffer. Ergo, the NRA and Jim Porter have nothing to do with protecting anything but their own interests. Not yours. Not your kids.