Τετάρτη, 3 Απριλίου 2013

Detroit CBS Runs April Fools Joke Against NRA on April 2; Not Marked As Joke


While the NRA does sometimes come across as less a civil rights
organization for the Second Amendment and more a lobbyist for
actions to actively help gun makers and users, it struck me as
strange that a Detroit CBS news website
ran on April 2, not marked as a joke
, what was originally
pretty
clearly an April Fools Joke
from Green Car
Reports:




According to a new position paper recently released, the NRA
intends to pursue a mandate requiring electric cars to offer a
mobile source for recharging energy-pulse rifles owned by U.S.
citizens.


“As Bushmaster semi-automatic rifles become more and more common
in properly armed U.S. households,” said NRA executive
vice-president Wayne LaPierre, “we see electric cars as a wonderful
and portable source of new-generation ammunition.”....


He suggested that the NRA will throw its considerable political
clout behind similar legislation for the U.S.–though, he noted, the
energy-flow rates would have to be far higher to permit rapid
recharging of even today’s energy-pulse weaponry.


“What could be more important to the safety, security, and
Second Amendment rights of normal American citizens,” LaPierre
asked at a Washington, DC, news conference this morning, “than
mandating that carmakers must offer the ability to use the stored
electric energy owned by our citizens to protect their families
from attacks by the government, trespassers, aliens, the mentally
ill, zoning boards, and the other criminal elements that are
besieging this once-great nation?”



The laff value of it is in the eye of the beholder, but CBS
running this on April 2 with no obvious sign I could see it was a
joke seems strange. (I wonder how
long the link will live
.)


My book,
Gun Control on Trial
, had some more measured critiques of
how the NRA chooses to pursue gun rights.

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