Nina Burleigh Dusts off her Kneepads

Nina Burleigh Dusts off her Kneepads

Nina Burleigh Dusts off her Kneepads

A few days ago, 2020 presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell gave us a glimpse into the twisted mind of a gun grabber tyrant mass murderer by telling an interlocutor on Twitter that the government has firepower that would make the Second Amendment’s ultimate purpose of keeping tyrants in check obsolete in the age of nuclear weapons. Yesterday, Newsweek (don’t laugh) reporter Nina Burleigh dusted off her well-worn kneepads in an effort to back Swalwell’s snark by claiming that the millions of owners of the most popular rifle in America are “almost all” mass murderers.

How much stupid is there to unpack? I report, you decide.

Swalwell walked his original remark back by falling back on the old sarcasm excuse. It’s the gun owners who are being dramatic! They’re just paranoid; a government official really didn’t say what he said! He didn’t really imply that the government would destroy its own citizens with nuclear weapons merely to take away their guns!

Except he did. I also love how he immediately brings nuclear weapons into the equation while claiming we should talk to find “common ground” on the issue, as if there’s any common ground to be found with a government that’s willing to commit mass murder!

Enter Captain Kneepads.

If you don’t know Nina Burleigh, she’s a journalist who sports a long list of awards and books and who claims to be a “feminist.”

How does she prove her feminist credentials? Well, in 1998, Burleigh wrote that she would be happy to give Bill Clinton a Lewinsky in gratitude for keeping abortion legal.

I also wanted to test the Post ‘s new “sizzle”-the paper’s post-We Broke the Lewinsky Story advertising hook. So when Howard asked whether I could still objectively cover the President, having found him so attractive, I replied, “I would be happy to give him a blowjob just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their Presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.”

That’s right, y’all!

An alleged “feminist” was not only willing to genuflect in front of an old, white guy in a position of power and suck his cock for keeping her “right” to kill her unborn child, but also thought all other American women should line up to do the same!

Brava, Captain Kneepads! Way to set the feminist movement back!

I’d like to beat her with my entire collection of Camille Paglia’s works.

Is it any wonder Captain Kneepads was relegated to writing for Newsweek – a pathetic excuse for a media outlet that has been relegated to second-rate e-zine status?

Well… I guess Burleigh decided she hasn’t had much attention lately, so she dusted off her kneepads to give Swalwell some virtual head in his gun control quest.

Every single person she’s “heard of” who owns an AR-15 is a mass murderer, she claims. With at least 10 million of these guns in circulation, it’s a wonder anyone is still alive in the United States!

Rifles account for less than 3 percent of firearm deaths in America–which means Captain Kneepads just doesn’t get out much–and they are used for everything from hunting to target practice to self defense.

A teenager saved himself and his sister in a 2013 home invasion by using his dad’s AR-15.

A college student that year merely brandished that scary looking rifle to force two home invaders to flee.

Another teenager used that rifle last year to kill two home invaders.

But I guess Burleigh simply didn’t “hear of” those cases and others in Ferguson, MS, in Texas, and in Illinois. Wow, that’s some profound journalistic research there, Lou!

Is it any wonder that Captain Kneepads is so paranoid about these guns (while projecting her paranoia on gun owners)? After all, her pals in the mainstream media are only too happy to foment hysteria about these weapons! Remember Mark Hertling, quivering in fear about the AR-15 on CNN and the ridicule he faced after his shaky performance firing this weapon in a CNN news story?

Well, you know… if a retired Army general says there’s such a thing as a “full semiautomatic” rifle, who are we to correct him?

Way to backpedal there, Tex!

Of course now, Captain Kneepads is also walking back her comment, claiming that she was merely trying to “bait” the NRA, which is the clarion call of every imbecile who faces blowback for every poorly thought-out comment on social media. When faced with facts, they backpedal a la Swalwell, or claim they were merely trying to rile up the opposition.

What she was trying to do is denigrate and demean gun owners to show her solidarity with Swalwell and support his claim that gun owners were merely being paranoid about his comment. That didn’t work out so well.

So now that Burleigh has given Swalwell his failed blowie, she can put away her kneepads and return to obscurity where she belongs.

Featured photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons on American Conservative.

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Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.

  • Paladin says:

    I’m scrounging around for common ground with these people, The Prog Borg . . . and simply not finding any. People on our side can’t even agree on the Day of the Week with your modern “liberal” — which are starting to look a lot more like “National” Socialists.

  • GWB says:

    With at least 10 million of these guns in circulation, it’s a wonder anyone is still alive in the United States!
    Well, given “mass shootings” only kill a dozen or two, we should have 100 million people or so left to be killed by global warming and net neutrality.

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