Monday, April 8, 2013

Insult to Clowns Everywhere

Via ThinkProgress:

clown-carConnecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) tore into the National Rifle Association during an appearance on CNN’s State Of The Union on Sunday. The NRA this week introduced its legislative response to the massacre in Malloy’s home state. Its plan focuses on arming school staff. Malloy specifically called out NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre for his absolute opposition to commonsense gun regulations, including the new gun law just enacted by Connecticut. After watching a clip of LaPierre mocking Connecticut’s new law, Malloy shot back, “Wayne reminds me of the clowns at the circus. They get the most attention”:

MALLOY: That’s what he’s paid to do. But the reality is is that the gun that was used to kill 26 people on December 14th was legally purchased in the state of Connecticut even though we had an Assault Weapons Ban. But there were loopholes in it that you could drive a truck through. This guy is so out of whack, it’s unbelievable. 92% of the American people want universal background checks. I can’t get on a plane as the Governor of the state of Connecticut without somebody running a background check on me. Why should you be able to buy a gun? Or buy armor-piercing munitions? It doesn’t make any sense. He doesn’t make any sense. Thus my reference to the circus.

Unfortunately this particular clown has his clown shoes on the necks of many members of Congress and the ears of a lot of guys in Elmer Fudd hats who fork over a lot of money to put on the show.

2 barks and woofs on “Insult to Clowns Everywhere

  1. The governor is right. The only thing the NRA can think of to stem gun violence is more guns. Ridiculous!

  2. I particularly like the connection between DHS, “Homeland Security” and armaments. We’ve given up the ability to travel unchecked between states for “safety” while en route – a clear compromise of the Commerce Clause – yet the 2nd Amendment shouters are out in full force over infringement of “Constitutionally-guaranteed rights.”

    I’m hardly opposed to transit safety. But if we have the one, then bending a bit to ensure the “well-regulated militia” portion of the 2nd Amendment (regulated as much in the permissible arms as in the permitted holders) shouldn’t be such a chore.

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