Readers on Guns #2

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From TPM Reader BF

I know that a lot of the rhetoric from the pro-gun crowd revolves around “protection from tyranny,” but my sense is that the “tactical situation” they are mostly thinking about is more lurid than that. You sometime hear them talking about the “zombie apocalypse” or more generally some sort of “social breakdown,” where their stockpiles might form the basis of a protective arsenal. Are they really worried about zombies? Of course not. That’s just a wink-wink, nod-nod.

The tactical scenario the gun-crowd is thinking about is swarms of n___ers flooding out of the cities — perhaps after a natural disaster or some riot promoted by the Black Panthers or BLM or something. Their vision is some combination of Nat Turner’s rebellion, the Watts riots, and gangs engaged in “wilding.”

Obama’s election resulted in a frenzy of gun-buying, not because they suddenly thought the government would seize their guns, but rather because of a vision of Obama leading an army of “inner city” people to loot, rape, and otherwise dispossess whites.

Anyway, that is the “tactical scenario” they are planning for.

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