Gun Nuts Exercise Their Right to Paranoia, Stupidity

June 22, 2006

Proving that Charlton Heston isn't the only NRA member with compromised mental capacity, Reuters reported this little gem:

Americans mistakenly worried the United Nations is plotting to take away their guns on July 4 — U.S. Independence Day — are flooding the world body with angry letters and postcards, the chairman of a U.N. conference on the illegal small arms trade said on Wednesday.

"I myself have received over 100,000 letters from the U.S. public, criticizing me personally, saying, 'You are having this conference on the 4th of July, you are not going to get our guns on that day,"' said Prasad Kariyawasam, Sri Lanka's U.N. ambassador.

More than 100,000 letters. It kind of makes you wonder what might be possible if Americans were as concerned about the things that the UN actually is involved in, like stopping the spread of AIDS, ensuring that children around the world are vaccinated and have access to clean drinking water, and that women aren't bought, sold, and traded like cattle.