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    Default Hilarious Redneck Ad Dares US Government to Ban Guns.

    I love Americans and their capacity to bring every political debate to it's lowest common denominator. In recent times, anti-gun people have been at this an awful lot, parading tearful parents and various victims of gun violence in front of cameras in the hope emotionally blackmailing people into supporting a particular position. But just when we thought the bottom of a very corny barrel had been reached, the pro-gun lobby came roaring back with one of the most unintentionally amusing advertisements I have ever seen. Check this out, but before you do, you should get a cowboy hat and possibly start referring to Arabs as Eh-rabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    I love Americans and their capacity to bring every political debate to it's lowest common denominator. In recent times, anti-gun people have been at this an awful lot, parading tearful parents and various victims of gun violence in front of cameras in the hope emotionally blackmailing people into supporting a particular position. But just when we thought the bottom of a very corny barrel had been reached, the pro-gun lobby came roaring back with one of the most unintentionally amusing advertisements I have ever seen. Check this out, but before you do, you should get a cowboy hat and possibly start referring to Arabs as Eh-rabs.

    How dare they!

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    I dunno quite what to say.
    Matt Groening wouldn't run that, he'd regard it as over the top?

    After all, tomorrow is another day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    I love Americans and their capacity to bring every political debate to it's lowest common denominator. In recent times, anti-gun people have been at this an awful lot, parading tearful parents and various victims of gun violence in front of cameras in the hope emotionally blackmailing people into supporting a particular position. But just when we thought the bottom of a very corny barrel had been reached, the pro-gun lobby came roaring back with one of the most unintentionally amusing advertisements I have ever seen. Check this out, but before you do, you should get a cowboy hat and possibly start referring to Arabs as Eh-rabs.

    That has to be a p*ss take
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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    I love Americans and their capacity to bring every political debate to it's lowest common denominator. In recent times, anti-gun people have been at this an awful lot, parading tearful parents and various victims of gun violence in front of cameras in the hope emotionally blackmailing people into supporting a particular position. But just when we thought the bottom of a very corny barrel had been reached, the pro-gun lobby came roaring back with one of the most unintentionally amusing advertisements I have ever seen. Check this out, but before you do, you should get a cowboy hat and possibly start referring to Arabs as Eh-rabs.

    At last, a coherent argument in favour of drones.
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    I honestly don't find it hilarious.

    Just more of the usual "cold dead hands" stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    I honestly don't find it hilarious.

    Just more of the usual "cold dead hands" stuff.
    And 'god-given' rights. Stupid people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    And 'god-given' rights. Stupid people.
    Yup. I spotted that quote.

    It's vacuous garbage based on lies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    Check this out, but before you do, you should get a cowboy hat and possibly start referring to Arabs as Eh-rabs.
    If memory serves correct, these type of loons have enjoyed a lot of support on P.ie in the past. From 'Ruby Ridge' to the Tax = Slavery sloganeering (the orgins of both are the same), support expressed on P.ie for right wing loons in the US has been fairly stalworth, and from some pretty strange corners. It extended to ludicus proclamations that the (re)birth of the 'Lakota Nation' spelled the end of the US Federal system (we have a thread dedicated to that on P.ie). And closer to home; cowboy hats are not the headgear needed to argue that there is a right or need to retain guns, only balaclavas are required. And our own 'sports' pistol enthusiats have been out fighting proposed anti pistol legisation too.

    I am not having a go at your post. But the US's problems are its own, but we should be a lot more wary of seeing them in a context where are looking down on internal politics US in general. A lot closer to home we have similar problems and very similar mindsets, and oddly from people who think their political views are either radical or somehow liberal.

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