Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
The gun worshipers and fetishists frequently violate Godwin's Law by invoking Hitler and the Nazis in any debate over gun reform. They just can't help themselves, it's almost a variation of Tourette syndrome.
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) took this fearmongering over gun reform to new levels in a Facebook post on Thursday that compared expanding background checks to the Rwandan genocide. GOP Congressman Warns Background Checks Will Lead To A Genocide Like In Rwanda. No really, he did.
So now gun worshipers and fetishists are comparing themselves to to the victims of genocide? European Jews killed in the Holocaust and Tutsis killed in the ethnic cleansing in Rwanda, all because they may have to complete a background check to buy a gun? This is offensive and demeaning to the memory of the actual victims of genocide. These demagogues are without shame or any sense of decency.
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), a staunch conservative, has demolished this unhinged fear mongering in a letter he sent to his Senate colleagues who are engaging in shameless demagoguery. Conservative pro-gun Senator demolishes arguments against background checks:
Senator Tom Coburn, a staunchly conservative Senator with impeccable “pro gun” credentials, has done us all a tremendous service: He has effectively demolished many of the arguments coming from the right against expanded background checks.
Coburn has sent a letter to his Senate colleagues making the case that his proposal for expanded background checks is better than the one produced by Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey. But in the process of defending his own proposal from the inevitable claims by fellow conservatives that it would violate people’s Second Amendment rights, he effectively destroys that same argument as it is being applied to the Manchin-Toomey proposal.