Is Gun Ownership Like Drug Addiction?

A Reminder

NRAThe NRA or National Rifle Association is the lobbying representative of the gun manufacturers and as such is only concerned with the financial health of the gun manufactures. As long as people keep buying more and more guns, the NRA keeps the gun manufacturers happy and if sales are not robust enough, the NRA is not ashamed of ginning up fear and loathing with such bogus concerns as “Obama is going to take away your guns” or “thugs from the inner city are planning to rape your daughters” or “only a good guy with a gun can protect against a bad guy with a gun” or “the founding fathers wrote the Second Amendment to the Constitution expressly to allow armed citizens to rise up against a tyrannical government like the current administration.”

If you think for one minute that the NRA is concerned about gun owners, think again. As long as the gun owners keep buying guns, the NRA is happy. It’s sort of like being a drug pusher only the drug is guns.

Finally, a good reason to carry a gun

Reading William S. Burroughs (Cities of the Red Night) and he writes in the chapter titled “Etranger Qui Passait” that a contingent of mercenaries is traveling across the desert

Burroughs… naked except for desert boots, packs, and belts with eighteen-inch Bowie knives and ten shot revolvers chambered for a high-speed 22-caliber cartridge. They have automatic carbines of the same caliber in their packs, with thirty-shot clips. These weapons may be needed if a time warp dumps an old western posse in their laps.

The NRA and every Right-Wing gun nut in the country is free to use the logic expressed by Burroughs: after all, it makes just as much sense as the wing-nut excuses we hear from most of these people.

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