By Mick “Spin” Dumdell
I may have to reconsider my support for the Iran Nuclear Deal. While it is true that the agreement assures us that Iran will not manufacture nuclear weapons, it accomplishes absolutely nothing in the way of international gun control! This was made evident in this story from Breitbart:
In his speech on Saturday, during which he derided the “arrogant U.S. government” and made his first public comments on the agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was holding what appeared to be an assault rifle, yet no mainstream media outlet thought to mention it.
Journalists from the Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse and The New York Times offered analysis of Khamenei’s words, as well as other circumstantial commentary, mostly in praise of what they portrayed as a victory of the Obama administration, but not one made even a passing reference to the presence of a rifle in the leader’s hand or its significance.
The Ayatollah’s official website, on the other hand, drove the point home by posting a closeup photo taken of the gun from beside the podium, which even showed the magazine sticking out.
What is the point of controlling nuclear weapons when nobody has been killed by one of those since 1945? The real eminent danger to all of us is from GUNS! Trayvon Martin was not killed by a nuclear bomb. Neither was Michael Brown. Those precious Black lives were taken by GUNS! Thousands more will die this year from GUNS!
The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei isn’t just holding a GUN! He’s rubbing the deal in America’s face by holding an ASSAULT RIFLE! The deadliest of all GUNS! President Obama needs to go back to the table to discuss doing something about the real danger. If he wants to keep us safe, do something about GUNS!
Yours very truly,
Mick “Spin” Dumdell
FootNote: The image above is Betty Lou Gerson in The Red Menace (1949).