Courtesy of Mother Jones:
On Wednesday, the Washington Times published an exclusive interview with the incoming president of the National Rifle Association, Oliver North, in which he claimed that the NRA’s leaders are the victims of “civil terrorism” at the hands of gun safety advocates. He referenced unspecified “threats” and noted that vandals splashed fake blood on an NRA official’s Virginia home. He likened this treatment to that of black Americans during the era of legally sanctioned racial segregation.
“They call them activists. That’s what they’re calling themselves. They’re not activists—this is civil terrorism. This is the kind of thing that’s never been seen against a civil rights organization in America,” he said. “You go back to the terrible days of Jim Crow and those kinds of things—even there you didn’t have this kind of thing.”
Did Oliver “Iran Contra” North actually compare gun toting morons to the brave folks who marched for civil rights in this country?
That is seriously fucked up.
But wait, there’s more:
In his interview with the Washington Times, North went on to accuse the teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting of “intimidation and harassment and lawbreaking.” He said, “What they did very successfully with a frontal assault…is they confused the American people.” In response, he said, his role as the NRA president is to “counter-punch” the blowback facing the organization. He said he hopes to add 1 million new members to the NRA, “as fast as we can.”
Is he really going to “counterpunch” the teenager survivors of a mass shooting?
Gee, how muy macho of him.
Look we understand that the gun humpers are a delicate and fragile bunch.
That is why they walk around like this.
But people who are carrying this kind of weaponry around in broad daylight cannot convincingly portray themselves as victims, of ANY kind.
However children like this, who sat in abject terror on the floor of their school while their classmates were being slaughtered, well THEY certainly can.
And if that terrifies members of the NRA, and makes them feel inconvenienced in any way, good!
Because that is the goddamn point!
Personally, I hope that Oliver North does try to take these young activists on. Because from what I have seen he DOES NOT stand a chance.