I originally posted this in September. The final tally of mass shootings in the US for the year 2017 was 345.
“Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Riots. Terrorists. Gangs. Lone criminals. These are perils we are sure to face — not just maybe. It’s not paranoia to buy a gun. It’s survival. It’s responsible behavior, and it’s time we encourage law-abiding Americans to do just that.” – Wayne LaPierre, NRA SpokesIdiot
The above hysteria from the bespectacled, beak-nosed mouthpiece of the National Rifle Association is a perfect example of the recent Bizarro-World re-definition of machismo and masculinity. Somehow, American men have been reprogrammed to believe that being terrified of every improbable calamity that could possibly befall them is proof of their manhood. But since the typical pusillanimous American male isn’t frequently quoted in the press, how is he to prove to the world how manly he is? That’s right: by strapping a firearm over his shoulder – preferably one with more fire power than he could possibly handle.
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