“Gun Appreciation Day” brings out the Sandy Hook hoax crowd

Michelle Malkin and her flying monkeys seemed to have an issue with my tweet criticizing the poorly-attended “Gun Appreciation Day,” held Saturday. (Twitchy is run by Malkin.)

While citing the rallies as an expression of “Second Amendment” fandom, both ignored the fact that the event was not a regularly-held observance, but instead vindictively created by gun advocates in response to gun control talks following the Sandy Hook massacre.

Yes, gun nuts are actually spitting on Sandy Hook families in order to wage war on a non-existent “We’re Coming for Your Guns” government plan. But their insanity doesn’t stop there.  Enter the Sandy Hook hoax crowd.

As John Aravosis reported earlier, a fringe Sandy Hook “Truther” movement has spawned, convinced that the killings were staged by the government in order to precipitate a massive federal takeover. These disgusting, bogus claims were again listed in reply to my tweet. First one. And then another. And then another:

@baseballfreek34 no victims, it was a staged story by actors. get a clue dude

@xpoetix So I’d actually be celebrating something that never happened? Ok.

@MakeEmSayUh  While I don’t own or care for guns, the whole Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax. The evidence is as clear as day.

@ritzz09 they proved its fake so…..yea

@wildd_child  tht was a conspiracy so the gov’t can hve a reason to unarm Americans

One attempted to link me to a 30-minute YouTube video explaining the “hoax,” which I won’t even entertain by linking here. I’d rather watch a weekend marathon of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”

But they didn’t stop there. The gun fetishists made sure their intellectual maturity was on full public display:

@TheRealTugg You sir, are a f*ggot

@TheRealTugg shut up and go back to Mexico where there is a complete gun ban but ironically has one of the highest crime rates in the world

@ERICKheartsADTR Lol that’s so unrelated get those c*cks out of your *sses

@RCal_SC no you’re not you f*cking idiot. PLEASE KILL YOURSELF! You’re dumbing up the gene pool!!

My favorite thing about that last tweet, where the responsible gun owner wishes for my death, is that he has “God” in his profile. I’m sure his delightful little love note is taken from the Bible, where Jesus asks the leper for a co-pay.

Then there’s that “Go back to Mexico” tweet.  I regret to inform the lovely tweeter that I was actually born in the United States. In fact, I was born in the same hospital as Cher, which makes more American, and gayer, than former Republican United States Senator, and longtime NRA board member, Larry Craig tapping on the men’s room floor (well, okay, maybe not gayer).

call me

Lindsey, call me maybe?
(via Shutterstock)

None of the Sandy Hook truthers deserve the dignity of a conversation. This abhorrent theory deserves to be mocked, ridiculed, and thrown back into the inner depths of Internet hell.

We should take the Sandy Hook hoax crowd as seriously as the five “responsible” gun owners who were accidentally shot at Gun Appreciation Day rallies.  Or as seriously as Nicki Minaj’s music, as seriously as Kim Kardashian’s latest relationship, and as seriously as NRA-loving Lindsey Graham’s claim that he “ain’t available.”

(Lindsey, call me maybe?)


Gabe Ortíz is a San Francisco-based writer. He has contributed to the Mission's bilingual newspaper "El Tecolote," and the political blogs AMERICAblog, AMERICAblog Gay, and Veracity Stew. He's also a Stevie Nicks lover and shameless catlady. Follow him on Twitter: @Tusk81.

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