So, I'm reading about NRA member Everett Basham who was arrested and charged with 12 felonies in connection with his threats against a California state senator. NRA member Basham was upset that State Sen. Leland Yee was proposing legislation to tighten up California gun laws. Remember this: Yee was proposing using a democratic process to possibly change certain gun laws.
NRA member Basham took umbrage and allegedly made specific threats involving assassination unless Yee ceased talking about any gun restrictions.
Gunloons often like to talk about their fetish in terms of rights; often, they will argue their gun fetish is no different than their First Amendment rights. Of course, gunloons believe the Second Amendment is absolute and the First Amendment is not--especially when gun fetishism is criticized.
Case in point: Basham threatening to kill a California State Senator. What's interesting is in the comments, our own Greggy Camp writes:
Since one American in three is a gun owner, you'd better stop talking if you're that afraid of us.
Unless you're endangering my life or the life of some other innocent person, I have no interest in doing anything to you. But since you live in constant fear of gun owners, don't you imagine that not taunting them is a good idea?
This is really what gunloons are about. They could care less about rights, self-defense, tyranny, hunting or sport-shooting. What they are religiously about is authoritarianism. That is, they want to command fear which they mistake as respect. Their fetishism lies in the fact most of them couldn't get respect in any other way.