Why I support Gun Appreciation Day
The Kansas City Star
America’s gun lovers are holding Gun Appreciation Day on Saturday. They say it’s an attempt to rally the troops to protect their rights to own killing machines.
As a gun hater, I originally questioned the wisdom of this made-for-publicity event. Now I embrace it. Here’s why.
Gun Appreciation Day will let its supporters spout more nonsense on TV. It’s guaranteed you’ll see some white male babbling on about how he thinks the government is coming to take his multiple weapons away.
Gun Appreciation Day will help focus even more attention on how destructive weapons can be, as opponents take advantage of the media coverage to point out these disturbing facts.
Gun Appreciation Day will give more gun lovers a chance to say they want President Barack Obama impeached for daring to take commonsense steps to reduce the carnage caused by guns. This is the kind of stupidity that passes for rational discussion among gun nuts these days.
Finally, Gun Appreciation Day will separate the sheep from the thinking people on the issue of gun control.
Take part in such a silly and stupid event, and we’ll know you aren’t serious about having a sane dialogue about how rampant guns are in this country and how destructive they are to our future.
Stay away - stay far, far away - from Gun Appreciation Day, and that could mean you are ready to help lead America out of the dark and toward a brighter future.