It’s the NRA, White Supremacy, and Russia
From Brian Klaas ⤵️
From the New York Times: A hate-filled manifesto was posted on line minutes before the El Paso massacre . . .
It’s well known that during slave days, militias were “beefed up to enforce the plantation system.”
Beginning in the 1970s, the NRA undertook a concerted legal and propaganda campaign.
From Timothy Snyder: When Putin took a close look at the U.S. for weaknesses to exploit, he noticed the uncontrolled gun violence in America.
Outsiders (like Russians) understand right away that the idea that “gun ownership equals freedom” is nonsensical.
It’s no coincidence that the shooters are white supremacists and Putin’s regime is built on homophobia and fear of people who are different.
They might think they want an America modeled on Putin’s Russia— but of course, they would not be allowed to keep their guns in Putin's America.
That tells you everything you need to know.
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