Republicans Celebrate "National Gun Violence Survivors Week" By Wearing AR-15 Assault Rifle Pins
Diana Butler Bass, historian of Christianity: "Always said it was just a matter of time before the GOP replaced the cross with an assault rifle. Guns are their god."
In honour of National Gun Violence Survivors’ Week, members of the U.S. Fascist party have removed their American flag pins and replaced them with pins of little AR-15s.
I’m Congressman Andrew Clyde for Georgia’s 9th District. I hear that this little pin I’ve been giving out on the House floor has been triggering some of my Democrat colleagues. I give it out to remind people of the Second Amendment of the Constitution and how important it is in preserving our liberties. If I missed you on the House floor, please stop by my office in Cannon, I have plenty more to give out.
Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) proudly wore an assault weapon pin less than 48 hours after a mass shooting in Lakeland wounded 11 people.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.): “It’s freaking sick. And they are doing it during #GVSurvivorsWeek.”
Rep. Gene Wu (D-Texas): “[The GOP] has stopped playing coy and is now openly and unabashedly praising mass shooters. Will there be special versions to celebrate specific mass shootings?”
Rep. Cori Bush (D-Mo.): “While gun violence continues to be the leading cause of death for children in our country, @GOP members are wearing assault rifle pins during #GVSurvivorsWeek. Shameful.”
Senator Dave Min (D-Calif.): “The debate over 2A has never been about 2A. It’s about “disrupting” civilized society as we know it, and trolling the ordinary Americans concerned about our insane levels of gun violence. That’s why it’s the biggest assholes who are most loudly touting irresponsible gun access.”
Rep. Jimmy Gomez: “Is it really about the 2nd Amendment? Funny how you didn’t mention you own the No. 4-ranked gun store in GA. Not only are you mocking gun violence survivors during #GVSurvivors Week, but you’re making a profit off of mass shootings too.”
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.): “We have many more pressing issues in this country.” [Says a member of the party for whom ‘performative bullshit’ is Job #1]
Gomez: “Tell that to the families [of] the kids that were killed in Uvalde. They were so mutilated that they had to be identified by DNA.”
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY): “To be promoting them on the floor of the House is despicable and I think an insult to all of the victims of assault weapons.”
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI): “What is wrong with you?”
Gavin Yamey, Duke University Professor of Global Health and Public Policy: “Absolutely repulsive. We have mass shootings almost daily, and the Republicans are wearing assault weapon pins . . .”
Samuel Perry, University of Oklahoma sociology professor: “Republican members of congress are wearing AR-15 lapel pins. That’s not just tone deaf. We find Republicans value gun rights more than any other right, including freedom of speech or religion. No need for a flag or cross pin. The gun is both their patriotic & religious symbol.”
Diana Butler Bass, an American historian of Christianity: “Always said it was just a matter of time before the GOP replaced the cross with an assault rifle. Guns are their god.”
Nicholas Grossman, a professor of International Relations at the University of Illinois: “Legislators from party that defends recent coup attempt by their up-til-recently—and possibly still—party leader replace traditional patriotic flag pin with a pin depicting a rifle. . . . What would you say if you saw it in another country?”
A New Book Reveals That The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Was Worried They Couldn’t Prove Trump Had A Sound Mind.
Jose Pagliery, The Daily Beast, February 3, 2023
As they prepared to potentially indict Donald Trump for relentlessly lying to banks about his wealth, Manhattan prosecutors were forced to consider whether the former American president was a criminal mastermind or had just lost his mind, according to a new tell-all memoir by a member of that team.
In his tell-all book about how that investigation fell apart, former special assistant district attorney Mark Pomerantz explained the kind of hurdles his team had to overcome to build a historic criminal case against the Teflon Don.
“To rebut the claim that Trump believed his own ‘hype’... we would have to show, and stress, that Donald Trump was not legally insane,” Pomerantz wrote.
“Was Donald Trump suffering from some sort of mental condition that made it impossible for him to distinguish between fact and fiction?” he asked, noting that a group of high-powered lawyers advising the DA’s office “discussed whether Trump had been spewing bullshit for so many years about so many things that he could no longer process the difference between bullshit and reality.”
A deranged sociopath who no longer can remember how to speak without constantly lying . . . or legally insane?