This Seems Reasonable

[Content Note: Guns; violence.]

During a recent concert in Singapore, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine accused President Obama of "staging" the recent mass shootings around the country in order to ban guns.
Mustaine made the comments on stage at an August 7 performance in Singapore ... when he told the crowd, "Back in my country, my president ... he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border ... Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there ... and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."

He continued, "I don't know where I'm gonna live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America."
For the record: President Barack Obama has not proposed any new federal restrictions on guns. He has not even pursued reinstatement of President Clinton's assault weapons ban, which was allowed to expire during the Bush administration. The idea that President Obama wants to ban all guns, or even some of them, is pure fantasy.

And the idea his administration is staging mass shootings of citizens to ban guns is as absurd as it is contemptible.

Mustaine is hardly the only person who subscribes to these paranoid conservative fever-dreams, though. He's just the only one famous enough to make the papers.

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