By popular demand, a post devoted specifically to this borderline insane pamphlet (pdf), entitled “Freedom In Peril: Guarding the 2nd Amendment in the 21st Century,” by the National Rifle Association. The legal arguments surrounding the Second Amendment and the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision are interesting and difficult. I think most can agree, however, that with this pamphlet, the NRA has once and for all careened off the highway of reasoned discourse into the roadside ditch of genuine paranoia. The thing is so far off the wall that, when Wonkette first leaked it, there was initially suspicion that it was a hoax, but the NRA has confirmed that the pamphlet is authentic, though supposedly in “draft form.”
As I noted in a previous post, the pamphlet’s text seems fairly standard-issue paranoid right-wing fantasy material. The illustrations, though, go well beyond the ordinary. Here are a couple of samples — you really need to click the link and read the whole thing in context.
George Soros, the all-seeing Jewish guy who’s behind the conspiracy to take your guns away.
These dudes are gonna git you, sucka, if you don’t have a gun.
But it’s not just the Negroes you need to worry about — if we’re not careful, we’ll be headed for one world government, and you know what that means! That’s right: everyone better start learning Chinese.
If you don’t join the NRA, the white cops will be unable to protect you.
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