Drudge Goes Godwin*

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A screen grab of the Drudge Report on Wednesday afternoon. The feature links to a Weekly Standard story on Vice President Joe Biden's statement that President Obama may use an executive order to reform gun laws. 


The argument that commonsense gun violence prevention measures will lead to a dictatorship are common in right-wing media, with conservative guests on Fox News and CNN making similar comparisons this week.

* Godwin's Law: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1"

Also… this:


 UPDATE:  “I don’t think pro-gun activists get it. I think that when they’re throwing around Hitler and Stalin, people are thinking about the children who were massacred in that classroom and wondering, ‘what the hell are you talking about?’” said Ladd Everitt, spokesperson for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “I don’t think mentally stable individuals think like these folks. I think they are focused on six and seven year-old kids who were massacred by a lunatic who should never have gotten anywhere near those guns and wondering what in the world are they talking about.” – Source