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Tuesday
Feb192013

NRA President Calls Park Slope a Hellish Gun Prohibitionist's Utopia.

Photo Credit: AP/Alex BrandonWe reported earlier about the NRA's publication of it's "Enemies List," featuring a couple of Park Slope celebs. Well, the NRA's wingnuttery doesn't end there, at least as far as Brooklyn is concerned. NRA President Wayne "More Guns in Schools" LaPierre, writing for the Daily Caller, came up with this gem:

After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.

South Brooklyn, as you may know, is historically defined as encompassing areas of Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Gowanus, Boerum Hill, and, ahem, Park Slope.  So, I'll turn to you, dear, gentle FiPS reader, to ask the musical question: "What the fuck is he talking about?"  

Even if you assume, for the sake of argument (and that's a safe assumption, because those gun nuts just loooooove arguing--it gives them something to "settle" with a firearm), that he meant Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island, when he said "south Brooklyn," Wayne LaPierre is still out of his fucking mind.  And Marty Markowitz is calling him out on it.

"[Y]our assertion that “looters ran wild in South Brooklyn,” proves just how totally ignorant you are of what’s really going on in Brooklyn and what’s really in the best interest of Brooklynites."

Marty's right, of course. After Super Storm Sandy, crime fell by 25% overall, and shootings, in particular, were down.

Personally, my idea of a "hellish utopia" is one where people actually believe the shit that Wayne LaPierre says. No, wait!  They listen to his bullshit while they're on their way to buy ammo. Ooh! On their way to buy ammo at a Wal-Mart that somehow got built in New York City! Yeah! That'd be the most hellish utopia of all, for me.

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