“Toddlers are funny because they can get shot but still want to run around and play,” the mother texted, according to Abbott.
The governor went on to read a portion of the mother’s text message:
“Her mouth is pretty bad, but will heal and can be fixed. Thankfully it doesn’t seem like her jaw was hit. Just lips, teeth and tongue. She’s having surgery tomorrow to remove the shrapnel from her chest and to fix her lip and mouth and to get a better look at her tongue. We are thanking God for healing her and appreciate continued prayers.”
now imagine if a foreign occupier or ruthless insurgency was killing Americans in their cars, theaters, music festivals, clubs, schools–of course, decades of fantasies about fighting foreign occupiers, taking out a mass shooter Ralphie-style, or turrst-huntin’ are why we have an arms lobby that culminated in Heller
there’s actually a lot of ties between the New Right’s role in fundraising and arming the Contras, mujahedeen, UNITA, CGDK, and its fantasies about fighting off a tyrannical state here at home that fed the 90s militias (probably accounting for the NRA’s hobbyist LARPer crap tactics whenever they start trying to say why we should all be running around with semiauto patrol weapons)