They’re Coming to Take Our Guns Away, Ha-Haaa!
By Chad Stafko
January 17, 2013
You may recall the 1966 cult-classic by Napoleon XIV titled, “They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa.” The lyrics of that song describe an individual who is out of his mind and who is being taken “to the funny farm” and to “the loony bin” so he can be attended to by “those nice young men in their clean white coats.”
The subject of the song is simply considered a danger to society, a menace if you will, crazy, and unable to make rational decisions on his own. He’s unreasonable and refuses to conform to the society around him.
Enter today’s debate over guns. Obama, Biden, and the rest of the political left are using similar language and characterizations in their description of gun owners. Theirs is a coordinated effort to paint American gun owners as crazed, government-hating lunatics, whose guns, used for sport, recreation, and defense are somehow a great danger to our society, potential Adam Lanzas or Jared Loughners.