Remember how we took a break from talking about the fiscal cliff to talk about gun control laws? And then remember how Wayne LaPierre gave a press conference that will probably go down in history as the worst press conference in the history of press conferences? Oh, how we laughed and mocked! — until we got bored and started talking about the the fiscal cliff again.
Welp, lucky for us, Marion Hammer has thrust the NRA back into news. Hammer, ex-president of the NRA and Kathy Geiss impersonator, gave a TV interview during which she compared gun control to racism.
Appearing on an episode of the NRA news show The Daily News on Wednesday, Hammer concluded a discussion of the prospects on gun control initiatives prompted by the Newtown, Conn. massacre by drawing a comparison between attempts to ban guns and racism.
“And they even admit this is about banning the ugliest guns, it’s about cosmetics and it has nothing to do about how a firearm works,” host Ginny Simone said toward the end of the segment.
“Well, you know, banning people and things because of the way they look went out a long time ago,” Hammer responded. “But here they are again. The color of a gun. The way it looks. It’s just bad politics.”
Guns have it pretty rough in this country, especially scary black guns. We should start with some common sense solutions — like increasing diversity in gun manufacturing. Maybe we should set some quotas.
This discrimination must end.[cross-posted at ABLC]