Nothing says cult of personality quite like being asked to sign a “birthday card” for the namesake of a gun prohibitionist organization. I don’t ever seem to remember the NRA asking me to sign a birthday card for Wayne LaPierre nor the Second Amendment Foundation asking me to sign a birthday card for Alan Gottlieb. Hell, even the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (sic) doesn’t ask people to sign a birthday card for Joshua Horwitz.
When all your gun control proposals do nothing to stop the criminal misuse of a firearm, you have to resort to something. In this case, it is playing on the cult of personality that is being built around the tragic shooting of Gabby Giffords and murder of innocents. Never mind that the murderer passed a FBI background check to purchase his firearm and that the Democratic sheriff of Pima County, AZ looked the other way more than once about his behavior.
It’s just, I don’t know, kinda pathetic.
All that is to say, Gabby loves receiving those notes of support. And
since tomorrow is her birthday, we were hoping you can sign a card we
created for her before the big day. What do you think?Thank you for your continued support of Gabby throughout the years. I know that it means the world to her.