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In 40 years, the American right wing has switched from supporting police to spewing cop-killer rhetoric

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Back in the day, the message in the image above was the mantra of most right-wingers in America.

Today, the far right sounds like THIS:

[T]he National Rifle Association’s new president, James Porter of Birmingham, Alabama, likes to talk about the importance of the Second Amendment as a way to ensure the American people will be able to “resist tyranny”—i.e., shoot and kill law enforcement officers, members of the U.S. armed services, and presumably anyone else (you know, like their neighbors) who might disagree with their definition of their essential “liberties”—at some undefined point in the future.

UPDATE: The more I think about it, it seems advisable that we spread the word that the NRA should hereafter be labeled with these letters — WBCK.  Y’know, Would-Be Cop Killers.

Here’s the slogan: “NRA is WBCK — Would-Be Cop Killers.”

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11 Comments

  1. Steverino

    The NRA has too many crazy uncles in the attic, LaPierre, Nugent and Porter to name a few.

  2. Neftali

    Number of cops killed by an NRA member in the past 5 years: zero

    On the other hand, if you look at the number of assaults against law enforcement by the left-leaning Occupy Wall Street thugs, that number is in the hundreds.

    Liberal Deflection Fail.

  3. Poor Neftali is so clueless that he doesn’t hear the cop-killer rhetoric of the NRA nutcases.

  4. Robert

    Neftali, I won’t disagree with your comment, but if the cops went after the NRA like they do the OWS crowd, the same results if not worse would occur… there appears to be a distinct lack of interest on the part of the police force to not interfere with NRA meetings and events. Are the police scared to or do they identify with the NRA more than they do the OWS crowd?

  5. Neftali

    Pat – Let me know when an NRA member actually does something about it. Meanwhile I’ll wager you a dollar and a doughnut that more cops were killed in the line of duty by Obama voters than non-Obama voters.

    Robert – The answer is simple. NRA crowds are simply speeches in either private locations or at public locations with all necessary permits and registration followed ahead of time. Even though there is a lot of sometimes overly dramatic gun hoopla, the amount of actual violence at these events is always zero.

    On the other hand, the OWS freakazoids always demonstrated in very public places. The protests often involved destruction of public and private property and resulted in thousands of civilian arrests nationwide.

    The cops aren’t picking favorites. They are just enforcing the law, and its the left wingers and their “anti-police state” rhetoric and tactics almost always results in a massive amount of civil disobedience.

  6. Robert

    Neftali, I’m not going to disagree. But will say its the impression that’s out there that a “police state’ in the form of the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and all those executive orders from GW and Obama, is what’s motivating the NRA and those of that mindset, to be up in arms, so to speak.

  7. By the way, Neftali, you don’t know for sure that there have no cop-killings by NRA members. For one thing, NRA membership rolls are confidential. For another, there are at least a few cop-killings every year that go unsolved.

    As for “assaults against law enforcement by the left-leaning Occupy Wall Street thugs,” yes, there have been cases of such. But there also have cases of the opposite. Some cops have been reprimanded for misconduct in dealing with OWS protesters. Remember the infamous incident at UC Davis where the cop used pepper spray without provocation at an Occupy protest?

    Oh, and let’s not forget that Timothy McVeigh, the worst domestic terrorist in American history, was a former member of the NRA and a Second Amendment fanatic.

  8. Neftali

    A valid point about the confidential NRA membership. The “Officer Down Memorial Page” has a list of law enforcement killed on active duty. Obviously its impossible to determine the political leanings, if any, behind the accused or convicted murderers. However, I think we can safely assume that if an officer was killed in the name of the NRA, or by someone coming from an NRA rally, or basically if the killing had anything at all to do with the NRA, the liberal lamestreet media would have a field day. We would never hear the end of it. Instead we have completely absurd and baseless accusations like the one from Washington Monthly.

    On the other hand, a list of assaults by OWS on law enforcement is easily obtainable. This site is just as good as any. As to the number of cops reprimanded over 2 years of OWS protests, I could count them on one hand. While the number of assaults against the cops by the left wing freakazoids is substantially higher.

    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2011/11/occupy-wall-street-document-record-of.html

    Finally, if we want to get into the this game of identifying left wing terrorists, we can list the Weather Underground folks, Theodore Kaczynski, the New Black Panthers, Earth First and the Earth Liberation Front.

  9. Brian Opsahl

    There you go again with all those facts n stuff…

    Funny that the OWS thugs are a bunch of young kids with very little backing and money..
    The NRA on the otherhand has millions to spend on propaganda,and anything else they want, and where doe’s that money come from…hhmmm oh yea they get it from (smith and wesson) (remington)(ruger) (mossburg) and many more gun manufactures…they then give there money to the republicans who then sell there vote and soul to these guy’s..

    What a sad party the bought and sold republicans have become..!!

  10. Brian Opsahl

    Alex Jone’s…he’s your Huckleberry..!!
    Oxy cotten Rush Lintball the drugster himself…also your Huckleberry..!!

  11. Craig Knauss

    Nef, says, “Number of cops killed by an NRA member in the past 5 years: zero

    On the other hand, if you look at the number of assaults against law enforcement by the left-leaning Occupy Wall Street thugs, that number is in the hundreds. ” Wow. Talk about a failed conservative deflection (translation: total BS).

    Assuming your “zero cops killed by NRA members” is even correct, that still doesn’t translate to zero assaults. Assaults do not equal homicides. Assaults generally range from verbal abuse to physical threats to outright battery. If a battery results in death, it’s called homicide. Your comparison of homicide to simple assault is absurd, at best.

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