Monday, April 21, 2014
Doofus Of The Day #764
Former Mayor Bloomberg of New York City has committed $50 million to opposing the National Rifle Association and fomenting opposition to firearms in communities throughout America. He's called his new movement 'Everytown'.
One of the group's first efforts was to put up this picture on Facebook.
Needless to say, it provoked instant mockery throughout the gun-owning community. (For the benefit of readers who may not get it, the picture shows a full cartridge coming out of the barrel of the gun. In reality, the cartridge case would remain behind in the firearm until ejected, and the propellant in the case would burn, propelling the bullet itself - the pointy end - out of the barrel on its own.) If this new movement is willing to lend its name to such shoddy research and false information, I daresay it won't achieve much.
Everytown has since tried to blame the image on opponents who 'hijacked' that Facebook page, but I don't place much credence in such denials, because this isn't the first time anti-gun forces have screwed up in this way. It's just more of the 'same old, same old'.