Gun Fetishists Open Thread

Fake Patriots


Artist – Jeffrey Boyer

As it turns out, the men who carried their rifles into a Chipotle restaurant and prompted the chain to ban weapons from its franchise locations belong to a group called Open Carry Texas. That’s the same Open Carry Texas that hosts an event they call the “Mad Minute” where they fire their rifles at a mannequin that resembles a women with her pants pulled down to her ankles.

If there is a more contemptible group of sadistic small-dick sociopaths in America, I don’t know who they are.

Meanwhile, here’s a helpful reminder that congressional Republicans blocked a bill several months ago that would have expanded funding for the Veterans Administration by $24 billion, including funding for 27 new medical facilities.

And people wonder why there’s a backlog.

  • Draxiar

    Support the Troops (until they need medical assistance)!

    • ninjaf

      Or food to feed their families.

  • mrbrink

    Whaat?! Who could have predicted that right wing domestic terrorists attacking the U.S. government’s ability to defend itself would have dire consequences for actual people?

    They break it and brag about the results.

  • Brutlyhonest

    RE the VA, IKNOWRIGHT? I keep waiting for some talking head to ask a tut-tutting wingnut about VA funding.

    Shinseki says cut wait times and report when you can’t. Career bureaucrats decide to game the system to get around him and Shinseki is supposed to resign.

    There are some great civil servants. There are also those who just collect a paycheck and attempt to wait out the political appointees. Then there are the ones like those involved in this mess that are terrible people who care only about their careers.