Wow! The NRA has truly come unhinged! OK, OK, they were well past unhinged long ago–but the latest NRA advertisement just shows how far they have fallen since the good old days when the organization had some concept of reasonable gun control.
In more recent years, the NRA has been going out of its way not only to oppose gun safety, but to rile up the crazed right-wing masses, to seemingly prepare them mentally for the coming war between gun-toting lunatics and the rest of society.
This ad makes the NRA’s mentality frighteningly transparent: “We’re the good guys, and all who oppose us…well, they’ve got to go.” This ad–or, more correctly, the mentality it represents–is the reason we have the Cliven Bundys of the world. This ad, which amounts to a recruitment video for the terrorist training camps masquerading as militias, pushes the same idea that led armed lunatics to travel from all around the country to wage war against the federal government.
The ad encourages people to join the “good guys.” Fight the evil government’s efforts to control us. Anyone who supports any part of the establishment is a “madman.” There is no good in the world. All is lost. Join the NRA. Fight the “bullies.” Be ready. It is coming.
Watch this, and tell us that you don’t get the impression that the NRA is preparing for something more than a membership drive: