It was inevitable that as soon as the Obama administration started sending up trial balloons as to what they would like to see in terms of new gun laws someone would bring up Hitler.
Eventually, any conversation about gun control in America ends with someone, somewhere opposed to new gun regulations comparing the proponents to Adolf Hitler.
In the post-Newtown push for new gun laws, that day was Wednesday. Accusing gun control supporters of easing the country one step closer to fascism is a time-honored tradition in American politics and one of the tools the gun rights crowd uses to warn Americans away from talking about gun control in the first place. But with the country still reeling from the shooting deaths of 20 elementary school students, supporters of new gun control laws say the tactic is not going to work this time.
On Wednesday, the Drudge Report splashed an image of Hitler and Josef Stalin over a link to Vice President Biden’s contention that the White House may consider using its executive power if Congress proves unable to act.
So far the only people who have stood up for the NRA are the loudmouths and the mildly entertaining gun advocates such as Alex Jones.
By the way, Hitler actually expanded gun ownership rights in Germany in 1938, but why let the facts get in the way of a good scare tactic?
Gunners will tell you they’re all about freedom, but they’re not. They’ll tell you they’re all about keeping government power at arm’s length, but they’re not. They care about making public displays of their power and rubbing liberals’ faces in those displays. They care about having hero fantasies of themselves, and imagining their like-minded neighbors as their vanquishing army.