Say Something Nasty about the NRA, Get Fired
Journalism professor David Guth hasn’t been fired. Yet. But this is a perfect example of why politicians are scared shitless of the National Rifle Association and its army of useful idiots. If a politician says anything negative about guns or the NRA, the NRA will spend whatever it takes to defeat him/her in the next election.
And if a university professor says something bad about guns, the NRA will use its considerable political clout [see above] to get him fired and blacklisted. Some of these gun fetishists are so fixated on the Second Amendment, they can’t even grasp why it’s called the Second Amendment. And that brings us to today’s remedial history lesson: The Second Amendment is called the Second Amendment because……drum roll……there’s a First Amendment that comes right before it.
I’m pretty neutral about the whole gun issue, so I’m not taking sides here. But I would have thought the First Amendment would protect someone’s right to make obnoxious comments about the NRA. Regarding the Washington Navy Yard shootings, Professor David Guth tweeted:
“Blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters.”
OK, it was a little tasteless. [see First Amendment above]
Earlier, David Guth had written the following blog post:
“The news of the senseless slaughter today at Washington’s Navy Yard has me again questioning how we can let this madness continue. Frankly, I don’t care if I am criticized for being too quick to judge, too harsh in my criticism or too strident in my tone. The time has passed for niceties and tact. The blood spilled today is on the hands of the National Rifle Association. I don’t care how the NRA tries to spin this.”
The University of Kansas has placed David Guth on indefinite administrative leave. Guth agreed with this decision, saying:
“It is in the best interests and peace of mind of our students that I remove myself from the situation and let cooler heads prevail. I know what I meant. Unfortunately, this is a topic that generates more heat than light.”
But that wasn’t enough for the gun masturbators. The NRA summoned two of its leading prostitutes in the Kansas legislature and ordered them to drop their drawers. State senate majority leader Terry Bruce and state rep. Brett Hildabrand — both of whose elections were heavily financed by the NRA — performed their tricks as ordered. Both have demanded that the University of Kansas fire Professor David Guth.
And the Kansas State Rifle Association said it “will do everything possible” to see that David Guth is removed. When a group of gun worshipers says it “will do everything possible,” what exactly are they referring to?