Allow me to coin the phrase, “Armchair Dirty Harry” to describe the naive fantasy of the “good guy with a gun.”

In his fantasy, #ArmchairDirtyHarry strolls calmly into a hail of bullets, sending the bad guys sprawling from the force of his high-powered firearm.
In an *actual* firefight, #ArmchairDirtyHarry’s fantasy meets reality. Our wannabe hero knows walking into a hail of bullets is suicide.

Heroism in situations like #ElPaso rarely, if ever, involves the gun-toting citizen. The armchair hero believes GOP propaganda, not his eyes.
#HeroesOfElPaso saved lives.

They didn’t walk into a hail of bullets, they risked their lives getting customers and employees out of Walmart. And then they continued helping where they could.

So where was #ArmchairDirtyHarry?…
#ArmchairDirtyHarry was where he always is. All mouth. A blowhard, locked in a movie scenario, developed in Hollywood.

You remember Hollywood? It’s that bastion of “liberal” propaganda.

Except that Hollywood is where “Cowboy Conservatism” was born & with it, the gun-hero myth.
When we look at the Hollywood actors who the made up the “good guy with a gun” out of whole cloth, they’re not the most stable people. Charlton Heston, who changed NRA’s mission from gun safety to gun fanaticism, was the prototype to #ArmchairDirtyHarry
"Heaven help the God-fearing, law-abiding, Caucasian, middle-class, Protestant or--even worse--admitted heterosexual, gun-owning or--even worse--NRA-card-carrying, average working stiff."
—CH, NRA speech

Any wonder #ArmchairDirtyHarry voted for Tump?…
Is it any wonder #ArmchairDirtyHarry seems to sympathize more with #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism than with #ElPasoTerroristAttack victims? More in awe of the “good guy with a gun” than the real #HeroesOfElPaso?

NRA is racist to its core.

CH’s statement can be read no other way.
The NRA, once the defender of #2A against the worst impulses of gun owners themselves, became a place where racists, homophobes, misogynists & #ArmchairDirtyHarry felt quite at home.

The NRA is the wellspring that validates #WhiteSupremacy as a legitimate cause.

They must go.
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