Gun Nut Appreciation Day

The.problem with doing a roundup of insanely ignorant and/or stupid right-wing crazies is that the constant need for updates can keep you from getting anything else done:

Larry Ward, chairman of the national Gun Appreciation Day gun rights advocates have planned for the weekend of President Obama’s second inauguration, told CNN Friday that there never would have been slaves in America if black people had guns.

“I think Martin Luther King, Jr. would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country’s founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history,” Ward said.

There are so many things wrong with the above that untangling and articulating them all would require a lot more time than I have at the moment, but here is just one that leaps to mind: By the time this country was founded, in 1789, slavery had been in existence for 170 years.

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