Daily Show guest host Jordan Klepper reveals how the NRA’s culture of fear leads to gun violence and shootings.
The real purpose of an NRA convention is not to tell happy stories about family leaving childhood behind. No, to explain why last year’s gun violence had nothing to do with guns. In the past, they’ve blamed video games, rap music, and, for a brief period in the 90s, Rachel. It can be anything. Well, it doesn’t matter. It can’t be a gun, but something else. And this year was no different.
If you’re going to blame gun violence on weed, you’re not even trying anymore. These people are checking for names that are not in the news. It’s a weed! It’s ChatGPT! Love Is Blind is ruining Netflix. Is that something? Is that something? is it a thing
And this is not just NRA deflection. These fears, the fear of rampant crime, people being betrayed, vigilance, dynamic dobies are stirring. Everyone is coming to get you. And you know what happens when you mix fear and gun culture?
They find the story from Kansas City, where a boy knocks on the wrong door while trying to pick up his siblings and is shot and wounded by the owner of the house. That kid wasn’t shot by weed or social media. He was shot by a frightened man. And this climate is the focus of the NRA. They are hiding in the forest, making bear noises, scratching on trees, walking and making irresponsible noises to make you feel afraid to catch yourself. [bleep] Gun.
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The point of every NRA meeting is to find something else to blame for gun violence while making people too scared to go out and buy more guns.
The NRA’s most effective intimidation strategy in American history is marketing fraud. The NRA is not an organization interested in liberty or the Second Amendment. The NRA is an extension of the gun manufacturing industry.
They only exist to sell more guns, and the only way to get rid of them is to start treating them like gun dealers instead of the political constituency they should appeal to.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a member of the White House Press Pool and Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform activities.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Association of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association
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