“The NRA was started, 1871, right here in New York state. It was started by some Yankee generals who didn’t like the way my southern boys had the ability to shoot in what we call the “War of Northern Aggression.”
That’s a quote from NRA President Jim Porter. Are you freakin’ kidding me?
Let me tell you something: I am from the South. I am from the Deep South. (And, oh my God, I can’t tell you how happy I am to say I LEFT!) And there’s no one in the South who calls the Civil War “the War of Northern Aggression” unless they are trying to deliberately raise some hackles or they are drunk-ass windbags. Never, ever in the 21st century would you say such a thing. In the South or anywhere else. (Hell, I kind of find it hard to believe that it was that prevalent in the 19th century; but I’ve been wrong before….)
Or course, this is the same imbecile who goes on to say that people who join the NRA are people who are ready to “fight tyranny.”
Right. Because there is so much tyrannical behavior going on right now that we are desperate to take to the streets like our forebears did against the Continental Army. Because despot-loving mad men (presumably who vote the straight Democratic ticket) are readying themselves to take to the streets to despoil your wives and children and turn everyone gay. And socialist.
Sic temper tyrannis. Fine.
But Jim Porter: bliteus belua es — not that I expect you’ll know how to translate it.
P.S. — Sic temper tyrannis is the motto of the Commonwealth of Virginia. I always heard it said that it translated as “get your foot off of my neck!” Here’s why.