We now know that the National Rifle Association will be joining Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin for Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally at the Lincoln Memorial on the 47th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Is it possible to imagine a greater offense to the legacy of Dr. King?
Later in the article it mentions the fact that Ted Nugent will be there as well. What a cast of characters. Helmke and Henigan point out the terrible incongruity in these characters pitching their hateful and sometimes nonsensical rhetoric at the site of King's famous speech, which was at the site of the Lincoln Memorial.
The part that always amazes me is usually associated with Wayne LaPierre - the "notion that guns are legitimate tools of political dissent." His famous "the guys with the guns make the rules," is what must have inspired an entire generation of deluded gun owners. That combined with the tendency to succumb to adolescent braggadocio results in frequent comical remarks, many on this very blog.
What's your opinion? Is restoring honor in America an idea that has something to do with guns? Are these speakers, Beck, Palin, LaPierre and Nugent, the best representatives of a movement which can "restore honor?" Do you think these people represent the majority of gun owners?
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