Las Vegas and the NRA

I’m sure you agree with me that we should own as much firepower and ammo as we can afford. You never know when you’ll get the urge to mow down a bunch of kindergarteners, or gays at a nightclub, or people in a movie theater, or people watching a C&W concert. Our God-given Constitution and Bill of Rights give me my cherished freedom to kill as many people as I want to, or the voices in my head tell me to. Thank God for the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its tireless work protecting my freedoms.

At a time like this, my  “thoughts and prayers” go out to the NRA. After this recent mass shooting, the liberal, left-wing Commie, fake-news press is going to start haranguing the poor NRA. The NRA is just doing The Lord’s Work: supporting our Second Amendment rights to “keep and bear arms.” They are SO right when they say, “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” The NRA is doing such good work to make sure we can get any kind of weapon we want – with no restrictions. If I am a paranoid schizophrenic hearing voices telling me to kill people, no problem. I was so thrilled to hear Don Turner, president of the Nevada NRA affiliate say, “It is perfectly legal in Nevada to own assault rifles. The only restriction on magazine capacity is how strong you are.” Amen, Don Turner. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Those “big gubment” bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. who want to restrict our rights to own as many guns as possible are just flat out un-American.

Fortunately, our sacred NRA has so much money and power they can tell the Republican politicians what to do. So when you see TV programs about the killings in Las Vegas, no one will dare mention gun control or the NRA because we buy the politicians who make the rules. Please send your thoughts and prayers to the NRA. They are keeping us free to kill each other in larger and larger numbers.

7 thoughts on “Las Vegas and the NRA

  1. Susan Page says:

    Oh boy Rick. Your piece is dripping with venom. Since words are utterly inadequate to express how we all feel, this rant is a welcome alternative. It somehow does express our feelings, through the back door. The heartbreak is almost intolerable. Our world has fallen apart. How these people think is beyond comprehension. They probably agree with all you said. Completely unreal. — Thank you for this excellent piece of writing. It makes me feel my anger.

  2. Luke J. McGlynn says:

    It is amazing to think how many more people would have been injured or killed if the concert audience were not in Nevada which has some of the most ‘liberal’ gun laws in the nation. No need to have permits, and no restriction on number of guns owned. Open carry is legal in the state, WITHOUT A PERMIT. Amazing how much safer the ‘right to bear arms’ makes us when faced with upwards of 23 semi- and fully-automatic rifles, an abundant supply of ammo and a secure, sheltered and rmote perch from which to shoot. Lord knows what carnage would have resulted if we actually limited the right to bear arms. Reminder: health care is a privilege; gun ownership is a right. (Looks like buying a gun can be considered a form of insurance … if so, can we make it deductible?)

  3. Hal says:

    Nice piece Rick. The one quote that resonates for me is, “I can’t wrap my mind around this.” I really can’t especially when I think of conservative congressmen (and they are mostly men) who have voted with the NRA an now call for a moment of silence. Feeling a huge void!

  4. Bill S says:

    Rick—your sarcasm has reached a new level. The LV shooting is terrible (as are all shooting incidents), and I certainly am saddened by the event because it happened and because as a NRA member I am being blamed, by association, for the event.
    We must not rush to judgement until the facts are in. Keith Oberman made some outlandish comments and lit up the old interweb:

    But the comments section has some valid comments (in my opinion) A few:

    Lets start with some more sarcasm (or is it the liberal mantra?):

    cdog25 on Oct 3, 2017 11:09 am said:
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    Oh great and mighty government, please take away more of our freedoms just so we can be safe. We all know that government and the government alone can save us from the evil in this world. If we just listened to the great orator Obama then the US would be a utopia by now and there would be no more hatred in this country. So please great government save us from our own stupity because we don’t know any better which is why we elected you.

    A couple of others:

    Sixgunner on Oct 3, 2017 11:04 am said:

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    This is a strange situation in Las Vegas. A 64-year old white man with no criminal history commits the single worst mass murder in our history. I couldn’t have imagined it, and neither could anyone else, particularly our political leaders. There are loud calls for new gun laws, yet no one can articulate how any of these laws, short of repeal of the 2nd Amendment and outright confiscation, would have any effect.
    They speak of the NRA as if it were some Machiavellian entity in a dark bunker somewhere. On the contrary: I’m the NRA as are millions of others like me. We do not advocate terrorism and never have. We believe law abiding Americans should always have the right to keep and bear arms. It is just that simple. Freedom is important. And it can be costly sometimes, as heartbreaking as a crime like this one is.

    jayrh on Oct 3, 2017 11:46 am said:

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    So true… But, even if liberals could repeal the 2nd Amendment and confiscate all guns (an impossibility), that ignores world history. Gun control has contributed to tens of millions of deaths in some of the most horrible genocides the world has known.
    History also shows us that evil men have sought to seek an advantage over the population with whatever weapon they can…
    At best, with the repeal of the 2nd Amendment, you could either live in a police state, or in fear from criminals.

    MyTxSen on Oct 3, 2017 10:55 am said:

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    Gun control did Not stop 134 people in Paris from being massacred.
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    fellowtrekkie on Oct 3, 2017 11:49 am said:

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    All of the EU is a no-gun zone… but the criminals and terrorists are heavily armed.
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    My questions—
    How did he get 17 weapons and all the ammunition into his room unnoticed?
    Where did he get full auto weapons? You just cannot walk into a gun shop and pick one out, semi auto yes but the rate of fire was too fast for a semi.
    Did he have help?
    Was he really a recent convert to Islam and if so, why was he off the radar?

    You can never fully eliminate all guns as anybody with a drill press and a lathe can make one. Google the back alley gunsmiths in Pakistan. You can even PRINT a gun on the new prototype printers you can buy at an electronics store.

    Then my personal favorite from a now FORMER CBS council:

    Hayley Geftman-Gold, who served as senior counsel for strategic transactions at CBS, posted to Facebook on Monday morning, “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

    Maybe we should outlaw Country Music??

    While we are at it, lets outlaw Hollywood and their violent movies and TV where the guns never run out of ammunition and only the bad guys are hit, seldom innocents are hit in the car chases. Even the cartoons are violent—not like the road runner cartoons we had growing up.

    How many NRA members have, as you say, “kill(ed) each other in larger and larger numbers?”


  5. Jan B. Fleming says:

    I am Pamela Evans sister. Enjoyed your article. There are no words to express my feelings now, but you pretty much nailed it!

    • Geoff Woolhouse says:

      Hi Rick,

      Geoff Woolhouse (formerly with HP) here. This is a wonderful piece. I would not change a word.

      Congratulations and best wishes,


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