Vicious "Gun Appreciation Day" unveiled
The Kansas City Star
Some conservative gun lovers are promoting “Gun Appreciation Day” on Jan. 19.
It’s another one of those malicious, spiteful decisions that gun nuts have been making even after 26 kids and adults were slaughtered by a gunman last December at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The day is supposed to be aimed, in part, at President Barack Obama. Part of the no-nothing arguments being made by America’s gun lovers is that Obama is trying to kill the Second Amendment.
Obama has been a friend of the gun industry, as this article duly notes.
He endorsed people being allowed to carry loaded firearms in national parks - and on checked baggage on Amtrak trains. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence gave Obama an “F” on its scorecard in 2010.
The “gun-rights” groups want owners to come out in droves to gun stores, ranges and shows on Jan. 19.
“We have never had a president who so callously disregards the Constitution, Congress, the courts and the will of the American people,” Gun Appreciation Day Chairman Larry Ward said.
What a laugh.
The only upside for Obama: Vice President Joe Biden has been unleashed to look into how to improve the nation’s gun control laws.
The attack that killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook might - just might - push Congress to approve reasonable but also tough new gun control laws.
Yes, even after “Gun Appreciation Day” is just another faded memory.