I know we’re wont to engage in hyperbole here on the internet, where everything is the stupidest and worst thing we’ve ever seen until we glance over at the next thing which promptly grasps the torch and runs, Olympian-like, on unto the sunset—the stupid, stupid sunset—but this time I really mean it. Former National Rifle Association president Marion Hammer, aka gun game Kathy Geiss, (seen above playing Lazer Cats), says a proposed ban on assault weapons from Senator Dianne Feinstein is racist against guns.
Here’s the text of the conversation, on NRA News, via Media Matters:
HAMMER: Well we’ve tried to tell people that in order to control the masses they have to take your guns. We saw it in Cuba. I mean we have so many Cuban-Americans who understand. But there are just too many people who don’t believe it can happen here. And I hope they are right, but in order to keep it from happening here it’s going to be a massive, expensive and long fight.
GINNY SIMONE, HOST: And it sure is. And we’ll see what happens as things move along because Feinstein says she is going to move pretty quickly on this. So, as you said, it’s all going to unfold pretty quickly.
HAMMER: Yep, and the bill that she passed in ’95 [the 1994 assault weapons ban] pales by comparison to what she is trying to do now.
HAMMER: She is invigorated by the tragedy. She believes that America will swing with her. And it’s going to be a big fight, Ginny.
SIMONE: And they even admit this is about banning the ugliest guns, it’s about cosmetics and it has nothing to do about how a firearm works.
HAMMER: Well, you know, banning people and things because of the way they look went out a long time ago. But here they are again. The color of a gun. The way it looks. It’s just bad politics.
Also, guns are usually black, she probably went on to say.
She’s right about one thing: that would be very bad politics indeed. Good thing it’s entirely made up and doesn’t exist, because we wouldn’t want any sort of bad politicking to happen on your watch, Hammer.