Last week reached what might be a low-water mark for insults hurled at gun owners—the vice president of the United States called gun-rights supporters “tea-baggers” and a former big-city mayor suggested engaged gun-rights advocates are backwater rubes.
John Walsh, a new CNN cable-TV host, quoted Biden as saying that political candidates who oppose gun control are “tea baggers.”
Walsh quoted himself saying to Biden, “90 percent of Americans are for a responsible background check for a gun, and you know what this Congress has done? Not voted on it, not brought it to the floor, not introduced a bill. They’re [politicians] all scared s***less of the NRA, aren’t they?”
“John, every one of them,” the vice president replied, according to Walsh. “‘Because the NRA will run a tea-bagger against you. . . . They’ll put 5 million bucks against you.’”
“Tea-bagger” is a sexually explicit term. You can look it up on your own.
According to an article inadvertently published early by Rolling Stone, Bloomberg thinks that people who oppose gun control are so rural that their communities don’t even have roads.
Referring to last year’s recall of two state senators from Colorado Springs and Pueblo, who had voted for Colorado’s new “universal” checks requirement and 15-round magazine limit, Bloomberg said, “The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads. It’s as far rural as you can get.”
As pointed out by Colorado Springs-area State Sen. Bernie Herpin in the Washington Times, Colorado Springs is the state’s second-most populous city (population 430,000) and home to the United States Air Force Academy and the U.S. Olympic Training Center.
Pueblo’s population is above 100,000. It is home to Colorado’s largest single event, the Colorado State Fair, held annually in the late summer, and the largest parade, the state fair parade.
Biden’s “two blasts” nickname originated when he advocated that home dwellers who suspect that an intruder is outside should go onto the balcony and “fire two blasts” from a shotgun — illegal in many locales.
Bloomberg is the primary funder for the citizen-disarmament groups Moms Demanding Action and Everytown.
Their recent comments recall then-presidential candidate Barack Obama saying in 2008 that Americans who live in small towns “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them, or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
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