Monday, May 6, 2013

The NRA And Decency: Two Things That Don't Go Together

Let's walk through this step by step.

First, Wayne LaPierre believes Hollywood produces too many violent movies::
“We have blood-soaked films out there, like ‘American Psycho,’ ‘Natural Born Killers’ that are aired like propaganda loops on splatter days.”
In addition, he also believes video games are too violent:
“There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people through vicious and violent video games.”
Further, the media glorifies mass murderers and this glorification produces copycat murderers
“How many more copycats are waiting in the wings for their moment of fame from a national media machine that rewards them with wall-to-wall attention and a sense of identity they crave?”
On the other hand, selling a "shoot it until it bleeds" zombie target that closely and intentionally resembles President Obama during the NRA convention doesn't seem to be a problem unless some liberals will complain. Buzzfeed provides the details about the target that was displayed for two days and sold during the duration of the NRA convention:

"Someone from the NRA came by and asked us to remove it" a Zombie Industries booth worker told BuzzFeed in hushed tones. "They thought it looked too much like President Obama."
When asked if the Obama likeness was intentional the worker said, "Let's just say I gave my Republican father one for Christmas."
"They are just scared some liberal reporter will come by and start bitching" another booth worker said to men gathered around the booth. "But ya know, he does look very familiar."
Shoot It Until It Bleeds Target
Of course, one can rename the target "Barry."

Let's review, according to the NRA violent films and video games are "callous" and "corrupt," but shooting a target designed to look like the President is just good clean fun.

As the group's spokesperson, LaPierre has a First Amendment right to be classless and hypocritical; I wish had a sense of shame.

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