There’s no other way to put it: Morford is an idiot. He’s so over the top that he makes Chris Matthews appear rational. Anyway, in his latest screed against guns, he describes the typical gun owner:
Youâ€™re a scared white person, almost certainly male. You do not live in a major city, or near a university or intellectual hub of any note, nor have you ever traveled very far from your home town, much less out of state or anywhere further than, say, Mexico. Once. And that was enough.
You do not read complicated books. You do not like new or weird things. You watch lots of TV, mostly Fox News, which rejoices in showing you endless images of angry foreigners and minorities in pain: tear gas explosions, fights in the streets, looting, this time involving sad, small-town black people in Ferguson, all of them protesting the acquittal of that murderous white cop.
This is just part of a hysterical reaction of his to the surge in gun sales on “Black Friday.” The fact that there is always a surge in gun sales on said Friday doesn’t fit into his narrative. You can read the rest of his parody of a thinking person if you must. Me? I’d rather have a root canal without Novocaine.