Apparently the White House sent out anti-gun talking points for celebrities to post on social media. How do I know? Because Mike Rowe decided to make fun of them for it.
I’ve just received a request from The White House! On behalf of The President, I’ve been asked to share some talking points directly with each one of you, regarding the need to expand background checks on those citizens who wish to purchase a gun!
It gets better…
To be clear, I’m not a member of The NRA. Last time I joined a club it was The Boy Scouts, and that was a long time ago. But from what I can tell, the NRA is not the reason that so many criminals and lunatics are able to buy guns today. Nor do they appear to oppose the kind of overhaul that would give us a more effective check system. In fact, wasn’t it The NRA that demanded background checks back in the mid-nineties, the moment the technology was first made available?
If our elected officials are going to rely on actors and comedians to advance their political agendas, let’s not limit them to 140 characters or a list of pre-approved talking points. Seriously, where’s the fun in that? In the name of authenticity, let’s encourage our celebrities to use their own words.
Before we espouse how much we love Mike Rowe (a giant tractor’s worth), let’s first address how creepy it is for the government to tell private individuals, who have some level of influence because they’re in front of the camera (which makes them “relevant”) to push his anti-Second Amendment agenda on the rest of us. If it doesn’t creep you the heck out, think of the Bush White House doing it.
There. See, I knew that would do the trick.
Now, Rowe. We love him. We always knew Mike Rowe appreciated his firearms (see Mike Rowe Obliterates the #SJW NYTimes “Modern Man” Column and AWESOME: Mike Rowe Doubles Down on Manliness and Pro-Gun Comments), but this was a tasty treat to end the work week!
Mike Rowe, he’s what’s for dinner.
Do you also love Mike Rowe? Tweet @scrowder to share your tales of manly-love. But first, watch this video rebuttal of Emperor Obama: