NRA wants to Exterminate the World's Elephants
The United States is leading the global crackdown on the poaching of elephants for their tusks. The U.S. has destroyed six tons of ivory — all of the ivory that's been intercepted over the past thirty years. And the governments of China, Togo and France have followed suit.
Everybody in the world seems to be in favor of cracking down on the ivory trade. Everybody except for the poachers themselves. Oh, and the National Rifle Association (NRA). The NRA has instructed its 3 million inbreds to bombard Congress with phone calls, demanding that they block the Obama Administration from joining the ivory embargo.
What has the NRA's panties in a twist? (What doesn't, for that matter?) The ivory embargo includes a ban on the import or export of any item that contains ivory. Antiques are exempt from the ban. A White House announcement stated:
“This ban is the best way to help ensure that U.S. markets do not contribute to the further decline of African elephants in the wild.”
And this is why the NRA's drool cups are shaking and rattling up a storm. Somebody somewhere might not be able to re-sell his/her gun collection if these guns contain ivory and don't qualify as an antique. (In case any wingtards are reading this, an antique has to be at least 100 years old.) Not to mention, of course, that this ivory embargo is just another thinly-disguised attempt by Barack Hussein Obama to take our guns away.
An NRA spokesman explained it to his useful idiots:
“This is another attempt by this anti-gun Administration to ban firearms based on cosmetics and would render many collections/firearms valueless. Any firearm, firearm accessory, or knife that contains ivory, no matter how big or small, would not be able to be sold in the United States, unless it is more than 100 years old. This means if your shotgun has an ivory bead or inlay, your revolver or pistol has ivory grips, your knife has an ivory handle, or if your firearm accessories, such as cleaning tools that contain any ivory, the item would be illegal to sell.”
Oh My God! All this trouble and inconvenience just for a herd of big smelly old elephants?!?
To be fair, the NRA does have another bedfellow besides ivory poachers and their customers. The Lord's Resistance Army finances some of its terrorist atrocities by poaching elephants and selling the ivory.
The Lord's Resistance Army and the NRA — birds of a feather. Why is this not surprising?