U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) makes a point about his meeting with President Barack Obama regarding the country's debt ceiling, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington May 12, 2011.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   (UNITED STA
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell demonstrates his grip on reality
If you judge by this fundraising email sent by his campaign manager, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has lost his freaking mind:
Dear Patriot,

You and I are literally surrounded.

The gun-grabbers in the Senate are about to launch an all-out-assault on the Second Amendment. On your rights.

On your freedom.

Just the other night, President Obama urged them to act. And then he went one step further, spelling out the 23 different Executive Orders he will take to get your guns.

The letter goes on from there, delivering a wild ride through the delusional fantasies of Alex Jones and Glen Beck, never once explaining how any of those 23 executive orders poses anything remotely resembling a threat gun ownership.

Even though those orders included anodyne measures like beefing up support for armed guards at schools, McConnell seems to believe they prove that President Obama is some sort of anti-gun jihadist. Of course, even if that were true, the Supreme Court has ruled that there is a constitutional right to bear arms, so McConnell's concern is more than a bit nutty, especially given that just about every person who comes out in favor of gun control these days does so while either recognizing that right or bragging about the fact that they too are gun owners.

Instead, McConnell and his campaign seem to believe that a new era of totalitarianism is about to take hold in the United States. But if they are honestly afraid of that happening, doesn't that kind of put the lie to their claim that their guns give them freedom? I mean, if guns give them their freedom, but the Senate can take take their freedom away simply by passing a law taking away their guns, then they never really had freedom in the first place, did they? It's either that ... or their freedom doesn't come from their guns.

Tell the Senate: Pass the gun safety proposals outlined by President Obama

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 08:07 AM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA and Daily Kos.

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