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The NRA's big show in Arizona: Paranoia en masse

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Friday May 15, 2009 03:00 pm
The NRA's big show in Arizona: Paranoia en masse
By David Neiwert


The National Rifle Association is having its big annual convention in Arizona this week, which means we'll see the usual parade of fearmongering and liberal-bashing on steroids that these affairs always are -- with a special emphasis on President Obama, that scary Muslim left-wing radical who wants to take all our guns away.

It's all paranoia, all the time. As you can see from clips above, all the raging talk at the convention is about how gun sales are through the roof because everyone's afraid Obama is going on a gun-grabbing spree. (Side note: Was that a Freudian slip on Larry Kudlow's part, calling the NRA the "IRA"?)

Pretty typical is Ted Nugent, who's blogging the affair from Arizona for Human Events and coming up with some prime bon mots ("Write this down: Gun Free Zones are a felon’s playgrounds. Ban Gun Free Zones now. Join the NRA.") while drawing a bead on the bottom line: Keep your hands off my guns, you dirty stinking liberals:

Meanwhile, in order to stop the drowning and murders, I will work on banning water, Obama can try to ban guns. Good luck. Save an innocent life, join the NRA and celebrate 138 years of keeping and bearing. Drive a bad guys nuts. Then shoot him while he’s committing a violent crime.

That's the stuff circulating for mainstream-media consumption. But always at these shows, and around them, there's the gaseous nebula of conspiracism. The warnings of an NRA fan posted at one of the local news stories is fairly typical of the material floating about the convention and among its attendees:

Something all of you should know about the Obamanation and his termite approach to total gun control!!!! A new bill that has been introduced to the house HR45 the Blair Holt firearm Licensing & Record of sale Act of 2009. this is flying under the radar NOW!! Basically this would make it illegal to own a fire arm - any rifle and or pistol with A magizine unless it is registered

you are fingerprinted
you supply a current drivers license
you supply a social security #
you submit to a full physical & mental evaluation at any time of goverment choosing.

each ownership through private and or public must be reported and cost $25 per transaction. the failure to do so you automatically lose your right to own a fire arm and go to jail for a year.

And lets not forget the child rovision clause on page 16 sec 305 stating all guns must be locked an inaccessiable to all children under age 18 the goverment would have the right to enter your home anytime to inspect that your firearms are stored & locked away to there spefications if not you get a hefty fine and 5 yrs in prison, don't take my word for it read it for yourselfs http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h45text remember Adolf Hilter started gun control in 1939 don't think for a moment it can't happen here. watch your back America they are out to get us. Desert Rat

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