If you’re spending your precious 140 on calling Wayne LaPierre nuts, he’s winning.
— Jack Shafer (@jackshafer) December 22, 2012
Jack has a bigger point, which is not to let the NRA distract with video games, mental illness and violent movies, but calling Wayne nuts is just fine, as far as I’m concerned. First, it’s the truth. Second, it makes it harder for him to push the rest of his toxic bullshit, because who listens to insane raving? Finally, it’s very unlikely that we’re going to get any good legislation on gun safety in the next two years. There just aren’t enough House Republicans who will peel off from the rest of their insane caucus to do it. When 2014 rolls around, “your Congressman is listening to a nut” is a pretty damning line of attack.
1.Require a criminal background check for every gun sold in America.
2. Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
3. Make gun trafficking a federal crime, including real penalties for “straw purchasers”