Ridicule of Guns During Covid-19 Pandemic Predictably Ignorant ~ VIDEO

Once more the establishment media acts as an amplifier for billionaire Bloomberg, this time in the guise of “satire.” (Everytown for Gun Safety/Facebook)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Of course, guns are essential! We are at war with this virus!” Washington Post “lighter take” columnist Alexandra Petri ridicules in a Friday hit piece that once more proves gun-grabbers who presume to instruct are long on unfounded opinion but come up painfully short on both knowledge and originality. In other words, considering the source and its editorial bent, she’s exactly what we would expect. After all, we’re talking about a paper that still employs an award-winning anti-gun plagiarist.

“Quickly, everyone, let us buy 17 firearms and ask no further questions.” Petri continues. “Donald Trump is a wartime president, and he has deemed gun shops essential to remain open at this time.

“I am armed with my Second Amendment rights in one hand and my total ignorance of medical science in the other,” she asserts, assuming the imagined sentiments of a gun owner that presumes her superior sophistication. Where have we seen our urban media betters dismiss flyover Americans as “Deplorables” and slack-jawed yokels before? Or perhaps I should ask “When haven't we?

Still, why shouldn’t we bow to the superior medical science experience of someone with a degree in English as opposed to, say, a “retired Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery and Adjunct Professor of Medical History at Mercer University School of Medicine, and Associate Editor in Chief and World Affairs Editor of Surgical Neurology International who served on the CDC’s Injury Research Grant Review Committee”? One who escaped from a “progressive paradise” where guns are “controlled,” at that…?

For what it's worth, I’ll bet he never “worked with the Hasty Pudding Club”!

The lack of originality doesn’t stop there. Petri is hardly the first self-appointed “wit” to parrot the “progressive” narrative meme that the reason ignorant rustics want guns during this time of extreme social upheaval is to open fire on the pathogen itself. As noted recently in this column, “comedian, slanderer, perpetual [email protected]$$ punk (and hypocritical self-admitted gun owner) Bill Maher thought it was somehow funny to conflate taking very real and pragmatic preparations in the face of indeterminate civil unrest with a stereotypical redneck threatening to shoot the virus.”

More recently still, British comedian and Monty Python alumnus John Cleese took his idiotic Nigel Incubator-Jones character to heart, tweeting:

“It strikes me that it's terribly funny that the response of some Americans to a virus is to buy guns.”

Jeez, guy, you used to be clever.

Petri, Maher, Cleese, and others know damn well the reason why. The extent of what we are facing is yet unknown, as is the potential for social upheaval, violence, anarchy, and mayhem, along with a government response that will only get more repressive the more its control is threatened. Let the food supply get interrupted and those who thought they saw it all with toilet paper brawls will find they ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Don’t expect ignoramuses who fancy themselves smarter than everybody else, who try to get their  followers to laugh at the concept of guns being critical and essential, to do anything but ridicule what the Founders knew to be “necessary to the security of a free State.” And that brings us to the last bit of unoriginality they all are guilty of, a tactic that has lost its potency through both overuse and the discovery that “progressives” are not immune to a table they set being turned.

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage,” collectivist organizer (and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis) Saul Alinsky wrote as “Rule 5” in his subversive manifesto, Rules for Radicals.

Let them laugh. If TSHTF, it won’t be their residences people will be turning to for anything other than easy pickings. Gated communities notwithstanding, who thinks underpaid “Security” (i.e., “the help”) is going to hang around if civil order goes to hell?

And here’s one thing they’re not laughing at, and is probably one of the things they’re trying to discourage: Citizens who never before gave it much thought — but who, now that it’s apparent to all but provincial dolts that the government can’t protect us — turning to guns.

If there’s one thing calculating gun-grabbers and their useful idiot followers, that is, those who would rather see you dead than armed,  can’t stand, it’s people waking up and realizing the joke's on them. As long as turnabout’s fair play, a Nelson Muntz response seems in order.



About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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nobodyuknow
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nobodyuknow

Good shot, Dave! I love it!

Heed the Call-up
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Heed the Call-up

“[P]ut the signs down along the South Platte River that says ‘In Case Of High Water Go To Higher Ground’.” That is hysterical.

Knute
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Knute

Prepare for the signs at swimming holes: “CAUTION! Do not breathe under water!”
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Stripeseven
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Stripeseven

The gun control crowd is delusional and illogical.
Elected Representatives are in a “Republic” where they must protect the rights of the individual from majority rule. These same elected servants have a constitutional duty to follow laws that are crystal clear on what they can do, and what they cannot do. The Founding Fathers framed the U.S. Constitution so as to protect Americans from the Tyranny of Democracy and to protect individual Liberty.There’s no room in this Republic for…….. Mobocracy.

Tionico
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Tionico

The above mentioned nitwits are deluded into thinking we actuall intend to use our nines and forties and double oughts to shoot the virus. Well, time to inform them WE DO so intend. Their failure lies in that they have the wrong virus in view. No, none of us are sily enough to think we can dispatch the Corona Virus with copper jacketed lead. We ARE, jhowever, preparing to exterminate a different virus.. that is the virus whose symptoms are undue control, panic, abrogation of our Constitutional rights, shortages of various critical supplies, incliding intelligence and wisdom. This virus most… Read more »

nobodyuknow
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nobodyuknow

Tionico . . . GOOD POST!

Tionico
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Tionico

Hmmm.. That Petri sure ain’t no “dish”. Ackshully I’m glad tjhey are resorting to such sorry attempts at ridicule. At least they’re not furthering their typical lies the gullible public eat up like Skittles. Keep them busy with the ridicule. Here is a fine account of some early American ridicule… back in COlonial times, as the British kings were busy about mulcting the Colonists to pay for their sorry wars in Europe and elsewhere, and were “cracking down” on those wretched Yanks… some footsoldier in the Regulars had heard a Dutch children’s song, could not get the tune out of… Read more »

Tionico
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Tionico

Gummit Hooh Hahs “doing something/anything” and so to jutify their existence/too lage by half salaries, the waste of OUR nickels.

Larry
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Larry

“It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage…”

Until, of course, they get into power… at which time comparing one of them to Winnie The Pooh will earn you and your family a well-placed bullet.

Tionico
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Tionico

Not if mine gets there first.

hippybiker
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hippybiker

Looks like something you’d see in National Geographic. In the darkest region of Afreaka!

joefoam
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joefoam

People are scared, convicted felons are being released from prison and LEOs are calling in sick at alarming rates, so counting on them for protection is iffy at best. Good enough reason to arm yourself until the country returns to normal. Shame on the fools trying to ridicule responsible citizens in a time of crisis.

Arizona Don
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Arizona Don

So do you think law enforcement has an obligation to protect the individual? FYI they do not and that has already been upheld by the supreme court. Furthermore, when they are needed in seconds they are minutes or hours away. Law enforcement usually investigates crimes and rarely are at the seen when the crime occurs or are there in seconds after it occurs. No matter what everyone sees in movies or on TV. How many of the murders are solved by law enforcement in Chicago? Very nearly NONE of them. No matter what anyone ever tells you it is up… Read more »

RoyD
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RoyD

That sums it up very nicely. People need to know that and be reminded of it every so often.

nobodyuknow
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nobodyuknow

A D . . . Good Post. BTW, that is scene, not “seen”.

hippybiker
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hippybiker

Petri. Just another ignorant, Can’t Understand Normal Thinker!

Arny
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Arny

Thanks for posting. I can’t un see it. But the comments were Hilarious. lol

Gindy
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Gindy

Pardon me while I clean the vomit of my keyboard!! Was that a human?

Some guy
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Some guy

It’s time you people realize there is no civil solution to our situation. Let their precious cities be devastated, cut off their supplies, then move in and rid ourselves of democrats once and for all.

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

Thanks for posting that, now my eyes are infected from seeing that ebola.

Terry
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Terry

@WF;
Where can I get a brail keyboard?

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

I dont know, I cant see my laptop screen anymore.

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

HOW ABOUT WE DECLARE ALL GUN CONTROL GROUPS NON-ESSENTIAL (they are, after all) AND SHUT THEM DOWN??? WHY ARE THEY BEING ALLOWED TO OPERATE UNDER MARTIAL LAW?

Oh that’s right, they’re implementing the new world order agenda so they get a pass while everyone is confined to their homes on penalty of being taken away to a Fema camp!

Terry
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Terry

@WF;
Will, I’m afraid we’re going to get an extension on that free trial.

JPM
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JPM

I see the sheep in their masks and in lock step with “social distancing” every day. As soon as the media announces and/or the government dictates it, these brain-dead wastes of oxygen will be fighting to be first to board the cattle cars.

Green Mtn. Boy
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Green Mtn. Boy

Eff the Marxist media,the propaganda wing of the Commiecrat party and their treasonous masters.

Knute
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Knute

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”
This is exactly why I’ve been laughing at the trolls here for the past year and more. And now they no longer even reply to anything I say. It works! And its high time we all used it. These fools deserve long sustained laughter, followed by flying rotten tomatoes!

Knute
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Knute

I knew her face reminded me of something! But I could never nail it down. Gotta watch the 12 monkeys again. Great flick! I esp. like the scene where bruce willis is just gonna live in a creek. We’ve got water, we got air, there’s food in the forest… what more does a man need?
Besides a weapon, OFC. That goes without saying. 🙂

Knute
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Knute

Oh, God. I hope they distribute blindfolds to the witnesses! To hell with the accused! She deserves to see it coming. For a long… long… time. I hope it’s a hanging and they play the Greek National Anthem with the noose around her neck. All 158 stanzas of it. 🙂

Will Flatt
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Will Flatt

Can we drug her with something so that we could tell her that she has dirt on herself, so then in a fit of hallucinogenic paranoia, she has herself arkancided?

Terry
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Terry

@WF;
Yeah, let’s try that old tried and true drug cyanide. Doesn’t make them tell the truth,but, they sure as hell quit telling lies.

Tionico
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Tionico

I think the traditional firing squad would be far more appropriate for this one. No hood, “face the music”.

Knute
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Knute

Angry and bitter goes with her territory. Since they cannot reproduce, all that leaves them is to hate everything, including themselves. There’s a reason that 80% of histories serial killers are (or were…) homosexuals.

Tionico
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Tionico

or flying small grey tomatoes.