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(If you don't want to spoil the cartoon, read this after you watch the video.) With the recent shooting in Las Vegas, it's becoming more apparent that the crazed anti-government conspiracy nuts are a danger, to say the least. What is the largest, most well-funded group fanning these flames of insanity? You guessed it, the NRA! I've dealt more specifically with Wayne LaPierre's recent apocalyptic diatribe in another cartoon. Since that cartoon was published, there has been an attack on a courthouse in Georgia and a "revolution" started by killing two police officers who were on their lunch break.  After said revolutionaries made sure that their cats would be cared for.)

I thought it might be a fun exercise to imagine all of those heavily armed open-carry advocates and Wayne LaPierre himself were Muslims. What do you think our politicians and NRA-supporters would be saying then? Can you imagine a dozen or so fully-armed Muslim men carrying AR-15s into a Chili's? Or what the news coverage would be if it was someone of Pakistani descent who attacked the Georgia courthouse or killed the cops in Vegas?

I don't take comparing someone to a violent Islamic extremist lightly, but after the umpteenth mass shooting and a couple of attacks on our justice system, I just had to do it. All you have to do is listen to some of LaPierre's speeches, then listen to the ravings of a few of these shooters and you'll see it's not a very far leap. And just like the cartoon says, the NRA isn't a jihadi organization, they just kinda act like one. You can find more links to articles behind this cartoon on my website, as usual.


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What happens when a group of zealots preach extremism and the overthrow of our modern Western society . . .

. . . espousing ancient beliefs of violence, retribution and might.

What happens when this heavily-armed sect wants to destroy our values and blow up our laws with multiple attacks.

What happens when their leaders spout anti-U.S. sermons and enable their adherents to arm themselves and carry out attacks on the Homeland?

What happens when the leaders of the cell recruit a growing number of followers with minds warped by fear and a disturbingly paranoid doctrine . . .

. . . a doctrine that twists the teaching and laws of revered prophets into an unrecognizable, violent new form.

What happens when they begin forcing their beliefs into every part of our daily lives?

What happens when followers, with minds poisoned by these teachings, attack American soft targets on a regular basis, then move to attack our very system of Justice?

What happens?

You send them your membership dollars, accept their campaign contributions and implement sharia-- er, gun rights legislation.

(The National Rifle Association is not, repeat, not, a jihadi organization.  Follow them with all your heart and do what they ask of you.)

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Originally posted to Comics on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Daily Kos.

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