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Donald Kaul: How a Bit of Satire Earned Me Round-the-Clock Abuse & Threats of Violence from Gun Nuts


OtherWords / By Donald Kaul

How a Bit of Satire Earned Me Round-the-Clock Abuse and Threats of Violence from Gun-Nuts
I may now be closer to believing the NRA is an organization of terrorists.

January 4, 2013 |


I think I hit a nerve.

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a thoughtful, well-reasoned column suggesting ways to cut down on gun violence in our ever more violent society. It proposed, among other things:

* Repealing the Second Amendment and with it the right to buy assault weapons at will.
* Declaring the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization and making membership illegal.
* Confiscating all assault, semi-automatic, and other military-style weapons designed to kill large numbers of people very quickly.

As I said, thoughtful, well reasoned.

I also proposed, satirically and more in sorrow than in anger, tying House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to the back of a pickup truck and dragging them around until they agreed to exert some control over guns.

Well, you would have thought Id suggesting selling Sarah Palin to the Taliban. The Internet exploded in outrage and emails by the hundreds hundreds! came flooding in. My phone started ringing incessantly too. .............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/how-bit-satire-earned-me-round-clock-abuse-and-threats-violence-gun-nuts



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marmar Jan 2013 OP
Cooley Hurd Jan 2013 #1
BlueJazz Jan 2013 #2
av8er24 Jan 2013 #4
CatWoman Jan 2013 #7
BlueJazz Jan 2013 #11
Robb Jan 2013 #3
av8er24 Jan 2013 #5
CatWoman Jan 2013 #6
DisgustipatedinCA Jan 2013 #8
CatWoman Jan 2013 #10
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #9
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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:12 PM

1. Repugs have no ability to process satire and irony...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:23 PM

2. Republicans are used to things being Black and White. The idea of "Shades" is simply beyond

...their limited brain cells.

Studies after studies have shown that the right wing thinkers are slightly (12%) inferior human beings.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:42 PM

4. LOVE YOUR FLAG!!!!!!

 

Please return!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to av8er24 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:53 PM

7. why don't you just leave?

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Response to av8er24 (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:15 PM

11. You can't have my Soviet Union flag.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:24 PM

3. The real gun fetishists are rightfully terrified.

Turns out we're mostly tired of their hobby and paranoia killing kids.

There will be meaningful gun safety law passed, and they will lose.

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:52 PM

6. Ann Coulter posts on DU?

who knew???

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Response to av8er24 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:54 PM

8. ARM TEH ZYGOTES, MUTHAFUCKAS!!!11!

Just the other day, I heard about a doctor who sneaked into a movie theater and performed 20 abortions before someone figured out what was happening. If only the fetuses had guns. I'd like to arm sperm too--they're sacred, you know.

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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:55 PM

10. !!!!!

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Response to av8er24 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:55 PM

9. Welcome to DU!

I hope you enjoy your stay!

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:21 PM

12. It's gone buh-bye.

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