FacebookTwitterRedditEmail

NRA/Trump: Stay the Bloody Course

Trump, in his annual suck-up to the NRA, says that if we have any gun control we will have to ban vans and trucks, the latest weapon of terrorists.

Is he clinically thick? Or just pandering?

Vans and trucks are used all day long for work, to bring goods and services to people, and are in fact heavily regulated by states as those states see fit. Do you not know these things, Donald?

And indeed, go to the White House, where he should be at least once in a while. As someone who has been to DC now and again most years going back decades, the increasing protection of the White House from vans and trucks is significant and observable. It doesn’t take a good guy with a van to stop a bad guy with a van; it takes concrete. Lots of it, impassable barriers. Luckily, vans and trucks don’t have the protection of the Stupid Second Amendment or the National Van Association would be suing the feds or states or cities every time vans were regulated in any way.

Look, children are being shot by guns that are meant for the military. Shot in our schools. How pathetically dumb and immoral do we have to be to refuse to outlaw those military weapons in the hands of civilians, or raise the age of long gun/automatic weapon ownership?

Oh, wait! We need those military weapons to fight the military, the US military, because we never know when the overreach of Donald Trump, the Commander-in-Chief of that very military, will order them to do things that violate our rights or take away our freedoms.

Huh?

First, really? Trump wants his minions to rise up against him? Because that is the entire rationale behind the Second Amendment. Oh, wait, he is guarding against a future Hillary Clinton, a possible Michelle Obama, a threat of an Elizabeth Warren, or a Kamala Harris, right? I mean, what if some libtard woman steals an election? She would need to be taken out, right? Isn’t that the Tea Party Donald Trump logic?

And so we continue our acceptance of the NRA position. No change to gun laws except some legal challenges that erase any of them wherever they might exist. Shoot kids in schools. Arm teachers. Arm students. Arm everyone. Survival of the fittest. The quick and the dead.

Trump’s American Dream. I call it a lucid nightmare.

More articles by:

Tom H. Hastings is core faculty in the Conflict Resolution Department at Portland State University and founding director of PeaceVoice

bernie-the-sandernistas-cover-344x550
April 01, 2020
Steve Early - Suzanne Gordon
No Pandemic-Related Pause? VA Privatization Leaves Veterans Waist Deep in Another Big Muddy 
Kenneth Surin
The UK and Covid-19 Crisis
Jack Wareham - Dylan Burgoon
“Whose University? Our University!” The Struggle for a COLA at UC Berkeley
Erik Molvar
Oil industry Exploits Pandemic as Excuse to Dodge Federal Regulations, Fees
Robert Jensen
Apocalypse, Now and Forever
Jake Johnston – Kira Paulemon
COVID-19 in Haiti: the Current Response and Challenges
Jen Moore
Guatemalan Water Protectors Persist, Despite Mining Company Threats
Danny Shaw
“The Coronavirus is Man-Made:” the Conspiracy Theory Trap 
Nafeez Ahmed
Former WHO Director: 8-Week Suppression Strategy Could Stop US COVID Crisis in Its Tracks
Frances Madeson
Death Camps in the Making: New York’s Prisons During a Time of Pandemic
Clark T. Scott
The White House and the CDC are United in Stupidity
George Ochenski
What Does COVID-19 Have to Do With Industrial Pollution?
Norman Solomon
Trump’s Mass Negligent Homicide Doesn’t Let Democratic Leaders Off the Hook
Scott Owen
Another New Peace
Elizabeth Schmidt
Lessons From Africa: Military Intervention Fails to Counter Terrorism
Greta Anderson
What’s the Hang Up on Releasing Adult Lobos?
Ted Rall
The Speech Trump Must But Cannot Give
Marshall Sahlins
Trumpty’s Country
March 31, 2020
Jonathan Cook
Netanyahu Uses Coronavirus to Lure Rival Gantz into ‘Emergency’ Government
Vijay Prashad, Du Xiaojun – Weiyan Zhu
Growing Xenophobia Against China in the Midst of CoronaShock
Patrick Cockburn
Trump’s Chernobyl Moment: the US May Lose Its Status as World Superpower and Not Recover
Roger Harris
Beyond Chutzpah: US Charges Venezuela With Nacro-Terrorism
M. K. Bhadrakumar
Has America Reached Its Endgame in Afghanistan?
Thomas Klikauer
COVID-19 in Germany: Explaining a Low Death Rate
Dave Lindorff
We’ve Met the Enemy and It’s a Tiny Virus
Binoy Kampmark
Barbaric Decisions: Coronavirus, Refusing Bail and Julian Assange
Nicolas J S Davies
Why is the U.S. so Exceptionally Vulnerable to Covid-19?
James Bovard
The Deep State’s Demolition of Democracy
Michael Doliner
Face Off: the Problem With Social Distancing
John Feffer
The Politics of COVID-19
Mel Gurtov
Trump’s Cure and Our Disease
Howard Lisnoff
The Fault Lines of a Failed Society Begin to Open Up Into Chasms
Nino Pagliccia
Cuba: An Example of Solidarity In a Time of Crisis
Ralph Nader
Out of the Coronavirus Crisis Can Come Efficient Historic Changes for Justice
Thomas Stephens
Apocalyptic and Revolutionary Education in Times of Pandemic
Edward Martin
Erik Olin Wright and the Anti-Capitalist Economy
March 30, 2020
Marshall Auerback
Washington Uses the Pandemic to Create a $2 Trillion Slush Fund for Its Cronies
Ron Jacobs
Going After Maduro
Justin Podur
When Economists Try to Solve Health Crises, the Results Can Often be Disastrous
Thomas Knapp
Decarceration: COVID-19 is Opportunity Knocking
Arshad Khan - Meena Miriam Yust
Dying Planet and a Virus Unleashed
William Astore
How My Dad Predicted the Decline of America
Seth Sandronsky
Reclaiming Vacant Homes in the COVID-19 Pandemic
John G. Russell
Racial Profiling Disorder: the All-American Pandemic
Vijay Prashad, Paola Estrada, Ana Maldonado, and Zoe PC
As the World Tackles the COVID-19 Pandemic, the U.S. Raises the Pressure on Venezuela
FacebookTwitterRedditEmail