June 4, 2013
In an op/ed article for the Charleston Gazette, Christopher Swindell, a journalism professor at Marshall University in West Virginia, says NRA advocates are a treasonous bunch and they should all be executed before a firing squad.
In his article, Swindell says, “Watching the celebration at the NRA convention over the defeat of background checks was the most nauseating experience of the day.”
Swindell goes on to explain that he’s not a “New York gun control liberal.” He says he supports having a shotgun for home defense, a handgun for limited conceal/carry, and having an assortment of hunting rifles.
But, he says the gun safety debate is “B.S.” “This foaming at the mouth, Obamar is coming for the guns, Nanny Bloomberg is a bad billionaire, and most despicable of all, those survivors and victims are pawns in the liberal agenda is knuckle-dragging Cretan talk.”
And then Swindell really gets riled up:
“Here it is. The NRA advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America. That’s treason, and it’s worthy of the firing squad. The B.S. needs a serious gut check. We are not a tin pot banana republic where machine gun toting rebel groups storm the palace and depose the dictator.”
“We put the president in the White House. To support the new NRA president’s agenda of arming the populace for confrontation with the government is bloody treason. And many invite it gladly as if the African-American president we voted for is somehow infringing on their Constitutional rights.”
Swindell says he’s normally a peaceable man, but in this case he’s willing to “answer the call to defend the country. From them.”
Referring to Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”, Swindell says instead of putting a boot in your —, “It’ll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles. Try treason on for size. See how that suits. And their assault arsenal and RPGs won’t do them any good.”
Swindell calls on the 85% of Americans who support restrictive background checks to step forward and make gun safety a deciding issue for 2014, because, he says, “The NRA certainly has.”
“And when the next domestic terrorist with an assault rifle comes along, we can blame the leaders and fringe of the NRA for arming them.”
I don’t know what’s scarier, Swindell’s hate-infused ideology or the fact that there’s a newspaper in West Virginia that saw no problem with printing Swindell’s hellfire and brimstone opinion – or the fact that Swindell is responsible for educating the youth of America.