Gun Groups Planning “Gun Appreciation Day”

In what is being advertised as “a National Day Of Gun Appreciation” to take place on January 19th, the same weekend that the country will be observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the inauguration of President Barack Obama, gun nuts have set aside their own day of reflection and national observance– with their guns– possibly over a romantic weekend getaway in a motel with a heart shaped bed and a whole roll of quarters:

An invitation soliciting the Tea Party and “Chic-fil-A style” activism?

Larry Ward, Chairman of the National Gun Appreciation Day advocates, was on CNN recently explaining how he was actually following in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. by celebrating a day of guns, saying:

“I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history.”

Oh, sure. Martin Luther King Jr. would certainly agree with Larry Ward– had he not been assassinated by a fellow gun enthusiast with a rifle.

So far, the NRA has avoided endorsing the big day, but their silence should not be taken as disapproval, and with backers like Redstate. com, and Ron Paul’s Revolution PAC, Gun Appreciation Day should be a huge win for tone deaf imbeciles everywhere.

The country has been observing gun appreciation days for years, via Mother Jones:

Oh, we appreciate guns in this country.

Every mass shooting in America is never the work of just one mentally ill person. It’s the work of a whole network of mentally ill people.

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  • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

    ““a National Day Of Gun Appreciation” to take place on January 19th, the
    same weekend that the country will be observing Martin Luther King Jr.
    Day and the inauguration of President Barack Obama”

    Well, they could not be any clearer.

    I can not wait to see them get their well deserved comeuppance!

  • muselet

    Adele Stan at Washington Monthly has a blast from the past:

    Here’s Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, addressing the so-called Second Amendment Rally at the Washington Monument on April 19, 2010, the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 Americans:

    We’re in a war. The other side knows they’re at war, because they started it. They’re comin’ for our freedom, for our money, for our kids, for our property. They’re comin’ for everything because they’re a bunch of socialists.

    Tone deaf imbeciles, indeed.

    –alopecia

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    These camoflage wearing pantywaists and the evil people exploiting them are quite transparent through their overreaction to sane gun laws.
    This is not about the American constitution at all and it never was.
    It’s about fear, addiction, paranoia, racism, demented conspiracy theories, inferiority complexes, willfull ignorance, cowardice, bigotry, big money, stupidity and I’m not sure but I think small dicks and viagra should be in there somewhere.

    • Pete Unsell

      ..

  • kushiro -

    Well, certainly everyone can agree that if African Americans had been given gun rights in 1776, it definitely would have prevented all the slavery that existed for about 200 years before that.

    It’s just common sense.

  • Victor_the_Crab

    An invitation soliciting the Tea Party and “Chic-fil-A style” activism?????

    “Yee-haw! Let’s all do the Foundin’ Fathers ‘n Baby Jesus’ work ‘n blast sum fags off t’ hell with our AR-15s that God wants us t’ have!!!”

    The stupid burns white hot with these dangerous simpletons.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Douglas-Jones/1039564193 Douglas Jones

    “Oh, sure. Lifelong advocate of a completely non-violent social and pollitical movement Martin Luther King Jr. would certainly agree with Larry Ward– had he not been assassinated by a fellow gun enthusiast with a rifle.”

    FIFY.

  • Draxiar

    Wouldn’t it shock the hell out of them if a few gangs attended to show their appreciation of guns?

  • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

    You know what’s even crazier? This idea was actually batted around on some liberal and progressive blogs as satire. I think (I could be wrong though) that the conservatives actually got the idea from the left! Here’s one example: http://www.balloon-juice.com/?s=SHART&x=0&y=0