Friday night I was browsing online when I came across this story about the National Rifle Association’s enemies list, which led me to the actual list.
Which, to my utter chagrin and distress, I am not on.
True, I’m not anti-gun, or even anti-Second Amendment. Anti-online concealed carry course? Check. Anti-concealed carry in bars? Check. I don’t own a gun, and I admit that, and I don’t derive enormous amounts of satisfaction from shooting them.
All of those traits are viewed by certain suspicious gunners as fundamental character flaws. They’re reason enough for legions to label me “anti-gun,” under the elegant analysis that I don’t agree with them 100 percent of the time.
Also, I favor universal background checks for gun buyers. Oddly, the NRA agreed with me on this, until President Obama tried to agree with them. Suddenly, they realized they were 100 percent opposed to expanded checks.
(This raises the tantalizing prospect that Obama could super-duper outfox them by proposing a complete lifting of all gun control, which would immediately force the NRA to insist on gun control for everybody, everywhere, all the time, and further expose their utter hypocrisy — but I digress).
I am most definitely anti-NRA.
If somebody forced me to opine on the lobbying organization in Washington that most resembles Satan, without question it would be the National Rifle Association. Its efforts have probably destroyed more lives than the North American Man-Boy Love Association’s. The tobacco lobby is evil, too. But at least most of its victims choose to put themselves at risk. Who chooses to get gunned down?
Besides that, the NRA cons members into joining for a fee, then spends that revenue ensuring gun manufacturers can keep selling NRA members their products. What other lobby works that way? People who like to dine out don’t join the National Restaurant Association. It smacks of a scam.
In addition to some links above, my anti-NRA credentials include.
- A January column sarcastically suggesting Patrick Henry High School be renamed after NRA CEO Wayne Lapierre.
- Lambasting NRA Board member Ted Nugent as “full-bore gun crazy.”
- Blasting the organization in a February 2012 post, The demenita and depravity of the National Rifle Association.
- Noting their hypocrisy in September 2010: The NRA turns state’s rights on its head?
- A May 2010 post titled The NRA backs terrorists’ gun rights (no kidding).
- Ridiculing them with a hilarious October 2009 post, Fearmongering, NRA-style.
And that’s just a sample. There’s plenty more stuff out there to prove Dan Casey is anti-NRA.
I want you to nominate me to their enemies list. Here’s how you can do that: Click here. It takes you to the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action “contact us” page.
Follow the instructions on the form. Fill in your name, address, and so on.
For the subject line, I suggest you put simply: “I nominate Dan Casey to your enemies list” or “Stick this idiot columnist on your enemies list” or something like that.
There’s also a message window that (conveniently) seems to have no limit on the number of characters you can load into it. Please take full advantage of that. This is where you can get VERY creative, which I urge you to do.
On the odd chance that you’re tuckered out after a long day at the range, or from shooting rabbits and squirrels for sh*ts and giggles like lifetime NRA member Mitt Romney likes to do, you can simply cut and paste this entire post into that message window.
Please feel free to share via Facebook or Twitter or email the link to your pals, especially if they love guns, because that means chances are better they hate me.
I’m counting on you to help me get on the NRA’s enemies list.