Plain and simple: Gun Control and Shut Up, Sarah1
Remember that dude who shot his TV because, among other reasons, he doesn’t like Palin, Bristol? (I wrote about him here.) Well, Palin, Sarah mentioned that dude in passing in remarks before Safari Club International in Reno, NV this weekend.
Sarah blathered on to the Safari Club: Non-real Americans are gunning for your guns; and you better keep your eye on the White House because librulz are totally taking your guns while you sleep gunless; and Tucson really sucked because librulz took all your guns and burned them at a gun(bon)fire while a bunch of hippy onlookers played drums. Although, the discussion seems to be focused on getting assault weapons with high capacity magazines off the street, and therefore of little relevance to the muckity mucks at the Safari Club, that didn’t stop Sarah from putting the fear of a Gunless Existence in them. (If any of you Safarians are hunting big game with assault weapons, I’m pretty sure UR DOIN IT RONG. )
After fearmongering for a while, Sarah Palin brought it home with some of her Wasilla-style folksiness:
“Here’s how I figure it. Remember that weird guy in Wisconsin was so angry, so upset, watching a Palin win slot after slot each week on Dancing with the Stars that he shot Bristol through his TV? He blasted his Panasonic? Well, I’m thinking, ‘Imagine more gun control. Then he’d have to attack his Panasonic with a butter knife.'”
Ha ha ha! Ho ho ho! It’s hilarious! Yes, let us imagine more gun control! What would that world look like? Weird right? You betcha! More alive people! Less not alive people! Unpossible! And besides, how will people shoot their TVs when they don’t like reality show results? Clearly, we need more guns (preferably with TV-monitor-piercing bullets).
Meanwhile, Michael Bloomberg’s latest sting operation (Gunshow Undercover) demonstrates just how easy it is to purchase a gun in Arizona without a background check:
An undercover investigation at an Arizona gun show found that private sellers didn’t always require background checks of buyers, Mayor Bloomberg announced today.
The investigation came just weeks after a Tucson shooting that killed six people and injured 13 others.
Bloomberg, at a news conference at City Hall, showed several undercover videos of illegal gun sales — including one that showed a “buyer” purchasing an extended magazines like the one allegedly used by Jared Lee Loughner — an at the Phoenix gun show last week.
Loughner, 22, is the man arrested for shooting and injuring Rep. Gabrielle Giffords during a meet-and-greet with voters three weeks ago outside a Tuscon supermarket.
“We have demonstrated how easy it is for anyone to buy a semiautomatic handgun and a high capacity magazine, no questions asked,” said Bloomberg. “This country must take two simple steps to stop more of the 34 murders that occur with guns every day — make every gun sale subject to a background check, and make sure the background check system has all the required records in it.”
So, to sum up: While folks are trying to figure out a way to keep high capacity automatic weapons off the street in order to curb gun violence, Sarah Palin and Tall is cracking jokes about guns and people with mental health issues using guns to do crazy shit (the dude in Wisconsin was bipolar), and all of this less than a month after the Tucson shootings. Klassy.
She needs to fire her handlers and speechwriters. She’s sounding more and more like a fool with each passing media appearance.
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