Pete Borden and other MDJ bloggers and columnists insist the government is coming to take their guns. This is a National Rifle Association-pushed paranoid fantasy and it's not new.
Every time the conversation turns to sensible gun safety legislation, as it has in the wake to the Netwon massacre, the NRA trots out its minions to flog the phony "gun freedom" line.
NRA board member and aging rock star Ted Nugent is the latest surrogate to mouth off. He's threatening armed insurrection, although as we'll soon see, Nugent has no appetite for real combat.
"I'm part of a very great experiment in self-government," proclaimed the self-enamoured gun slinger at a recent convention, "where we the people determine our own pursuit of happiness and our own individual freedom and liberty not to be confused with the Barack Obama gang who believes in we the sheeple and actually is attempting to re-implement the tyranny of King George that we escaped from in 1776. And if you want another Concord Bridge, I got some buddies."
And I've got the bus that will transport Nugent and his pals to Concord Bridge if they really want to face off against our armed forces. Maybe Nugent can do a show before the shooting starts. I'd pay to see the concert and the gunplay.
The Nuge, speaking for the NRA's Wayne LaPierre, has made no secret of his organization's contempt for Brack Obama, blaming the president for every evil imaginable.
"But here is what is wrong with America today," Nugent goes on. "We have a president, and everybody better write this down, and memorize this. The president of the United States goes to the Vietnam Memorial Wall and pretends to honor 58,000 American heroes who died fighting communism and then he hires, appoints and associates with communists. He pretends to pay honor to men who died fighting communism, and then he hangs out with, hires and appoints communists. He is an evil dangerous man who hates America and hates freedom. And we need to fix this as soon as possible."
Ah, Vietnam is it? Let's see, Nugent is of an age that he would have been drafted and likely had his opportunity to play Rambo in Vietnam.
But alas, this tough guy pooped his pants and generally abstained from all personal hygiene for more than a month before showing up at his draft board, where he was promptly rejected for service. Nugent nevertheless has the temerity to refer to America's real fighting men as his "borthers in arms."
This is the same punk who said at the NRA's annual meeting that he would be "dead or in jail" if President Obama was reelected to a second term, earning him the attention of the Secret Service.
Nugent backed down, of course, and probably pooped his pants again when the Service knocked on his door.