In what is being advertised as "a National Day Of Gun Appreciation" to take place on January 19th, the same weekend that the country will be observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the inauguration of President Barack Obama, gun nuts have set aside their own day of reflection and national observance-- with their guns-- possibly over a romantic weekend getaway in a motel with a heart shaped bed and a whole roll of quarters:
An invitation soliciting the Tea Party and "Chic-fil-A style" activism?
Larry Ward, Chairman of the National Gun Appreciation Day advocates, was on CNN recently explaining how he was actually following in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. by celebrating a day of guns, saying:
"I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history."
Oh, sure. Martin Luther King Jr. would certainly agree with Larry Ward-- had he not been assassinated by a fellow gun enthusiast with a rifle.
So far, the NRA has avoided endorsing the big day, but their silence should not be taken as disapproval, and with backers like Redstate. com, and Ron Paul's Revolution PAC, Gun Appreciation Day should be a huge win for tone deaf imbeciles everywhere.
The country has been observing gun appreciation days for years, via Mother Jones:
Oh, we appreciate guns in this country.
Every mass shooting in America is never the work of just one mentally ill person. It's the work of a whole network of mentally ill people.