Fred and the Gun Nuts

FRED AND THE GUN NUTS….Fred Thompson says the UN wants to take away your guns. Mark Goldberg counters with logic and facts, but it’s a hopeless task. Thompson is just pandering to Higher Wingnuttia here. For the straight stuff on this, let’s turn the mike over to conspiracy theory central:

National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre insists the U.N. is concerned about more than illicit arms in African hot spots. He says the global body wants the firearms of American citizens — and much more.

“So, after we are disarmed, the U.N. wants us demobilized and reintegrated,” says the NRA’s executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, according to the Economist magazine. “I can hear it now: ‘Step right this way for your reprogramming, sir. Once we confiscate your guns, we can demobilize your aggressive instincts and reintegrate you into civil society.’ No thanks.”

The illustration on the right, complete with reprogrammed American family blissfully Heil Hitlering the UN headquarters, comes from “Freedom in Peril,” an NRA comic book that graphically explains all the various forces conspiring to take your guns away and turn us into a nation of slaves. Or, to use their own words: “Second Amendment freedom today stands naked in the path of a marching axis of adversaries far darker and more dangerous than gun owners have ever known. Acting alone and in shadowy coalitions, these enemies of freedom are preparing or a profound and foreboding confrontation in which they will not make the mistakes of their predecessors.”

Your logic and your facts will get you nowhere here. Fred is just telling social conservatives, “I’m one of you. And I’m not afraid to look like a complete loon if that’s what it takes to prove it.”