Never point your weapon at something you might want to use later, they told me…
In the non-trivial chance this is an ironic meme, this ex-Boy Scout very much frowns on “jokes” where you point a firearm, even unloaded, directly at your soft and mushy insides, to say nothing of treating a tool such as that unseriously in general
— The Cyberpunk Landsknecht (@cakotz) September 5, 2020
Speaking of gunhumpers mishandling things:
BREAKING: Wayne LaPierre’s former chief of staff admits “School Shield” is a bogus safety campaign meant only to raise money; supports background checks; and says the @NRA effectively prevented Donald Trump from acting on gun safety for political reasons. https://t.co/Z5pDbLMe8b
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 3, 2020
He has a book to sell, while it’s still news:
The National Rifle Association’s former second-in-command is breaking with the group’s orthodoxy and calling for universal background checks and so-called red flag laws in a new book assailing the organization as more focused on money and internal intrigue than the Second Amendment, while thwarting constructive dialogue on gun violence.
The former executive, Joshua L. Powell, who was fired by the N.R.A. in January, reinforces the kind of criticism made of the organization by gun control groups and state regulators, but it is the first critical look at its recent history by such a high-ranking insider.
He describes the N.R.A.’s longtime chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, as a woefully inept manager, but also a skilled lobbyist with a deft touch at directing President Trump to support the group’s objectives, and who repeatedly reeled in the president’s flirtations with even modest gun control measures…
Much of the book centers on Mr. LaPierre, who Mr. Powell says “couldn’t run an organization on a fiscally sound basis to save his life,” and who filled the N.R.A.’s coffers by catering to “the extreme fringe.” So pervasive were the organization’s troubles, Mr. Powell says, that Mr. LaPierre confided in him last year that he was thinking about quitting, and possibly asking Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate, or Jason Chaffetz, a former House member, to replace him…
Yeah, with options like those two, it’s pretty safe to say the NRA is *not* about to return to its roots as a gun-safety organization.
— David A. Graham (@GrahamDavidA) September 3, 2020