The NRA has been been veering outside the mainstream and towards extremist territory for a few years now, but the election of Jim Porter as their new president has put them into turbo boost off the fringe cliffs. If you thought they'd jumped the shark post-Sandy Hook, think again. Porter is lowering the bar and limboing beneath it. As if specifically targeting "fake" President Obama and "rabidly un-American" Eric Holder wasn't transparent enough, Porter apparently decided to pile on and draw a an old-school Mason-Dixon line in the sand between the North and South. Hmmmm… where have we heard that one before? Also, check his ironic perception of the North's tyrannical aggression towards the South. Someone get this man a history book.
via ABC News:
Indeed, Porter, 64, has put it in crystal-clear terms: He believes the NRA was founded to teach civilians how to use military-style weapons in the Civil War era.
“That was the very reason they started the national rifle association, was to teach and train the civilian in the use of the standard military firearm,” Porter said at the New York Rifle & Pistol Association’s Annual Meeting in 2012. “And I am one who still feels very strongly that that is our greatest charges that we could have today is to train the civilian in the use of the standard military firearm, so when they have to fight for their country, they’re ready to do it.
“Also when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they’re ready to do it. Also when they’re ready to fight tyranny, they have the wherewithal and the weapons to do it,” Porter added.
The video of the meeting was first unearthed by the Education Fund to Stop Gun Violence.
Speaking of a fight, Porter also noted that the Civil War is commonly mislabeled in the North.
“Y’all might call it the Civil War, but we call it ‘the war of northern aggression’ down South,” Porter said.
In that same speech, Porter also made it clear that there’s no love lost between the NRA and President Obama, whom he called a “fake president.”