Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Just Shoot Me

An advertisement for a nifty little handgun appeared with my morning newspaper today.

100th Anniversary Of The 1911 Pistol!
Life's Too Short to Shoot an Ugly Gun!

The ad, a glossy flier inserted into the paper, was paid for by the National Rifle Association. No surprise there. They're selling an "official NRA Licensed Product." Every sale "helps the NRA continue to defend our 2nd Amendment Rights."

Well, fuck the NRA.

Life's too short to shoot an ugly gun? Come on.

Life's too short when you get shot and killed by an ugly gun – or a nice-looking one, for that matter.

On average, guns kill or wound 100,000 people every year in the United States, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Over one million people have been killed by guns in the U.S. since 1968.

Lock and load that one.

Think John Lennon. Think Gabby Giffords, and the eight people who died senselessly in Arizona after being shot by an opponent of gun control.

The National Rifle Association has had our collective common sense in a hammerlock for too long now. Stop them before they kill again.

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