Washington DC - The National Rifle Association is up
in arms over the recent flag burning amendment. The amendment
reads "Congress shall have the power to prohibit the physical
desecration of the Flag of the United States."
NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said, "We at the
NRA are proud to be Americans, and are in support of an amendment
that would stop burning of the flag. However, this amendment
says 'desecration', shooting the flag
could be considered 'desecration', and we won't stand for any law
that infringes on our second amendment rights."
Charlton Heston added, "Any American that burns a flag should
be prosecuted, but I don't think it should be a crime to blast holes
in a flag with an Uzi."
Heston also opined "What kind of world would it be if criminals
could wear flags around themselves and murder at will, because the
police would fear prosecution for shooting a flag. Is that
the kind of world we want to live in? A world full of flag
wearing mass murderers."
Supporter of the amendment Frank Smalley said, "The NRA has
it all wrong. When we say desecration we mean burning, peeing
on, or throwing dung at a flag. Not shooting. Shooting
is good. In fact we had little flag shooting targets made up. We
couldn't list everything that is prohibited by the amendment. That
would make it too long."
Smalley had no comment on flag underwear, flg bras, flag swimsuits
or flags displayed at Garth Brooks concerts.
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