In today’s Post-Dispatch Kevin Horrigan calls out the fake patriotism of the National Rifle Association with My Life In The NRA.
Boy, what a sap.
In the first place, it took months for my NRA gym bag to reach me. It was smaller than it had looked in the membership ad, barely big enough to hold two handguns and some extended clips. If you wanted to add a 100-round drum for your AR-15, you’d be out of luck. It was so flimsy that it ripped on me even before I had a chance to load it up with guns and ammo.
But the worst thing was the tiny white tag inside that said “Made in China.”
China! What about the guys who are stocking up on guns and ammo to fight off the godless commies? What happens when they find out the NRA is buying gym bags from the enemy?
I know it’s hard these days to find cheap Made-in-the-USA trinkets to give away to hapless suckers, but I expected better of an organization that makes such a big deal out of patriotism.
Big deal out of patriotism indeed. This story reminded me of an incident a month ago while I was traveling through Washington, MO. I was at an intersection, directly behind a car with the license plates of a certain state senator known for his blabbering on about guns, the constitution, and patriotism. How ironic that these plates were hanging on a German made Audi! Sure it’s a union-made vehicle but not one that creates many jobs in America.
I couldn’t help but wonder why this state senator never seemed to have any ideas that would create jobs. It became perfectly clear – if he doesn’t care enough to support America at home why would he do it in Jefferson City?