In a Daily Kos article about Debbie Halvorsen, a NRA A+ rated Republican Congressional candidate, we are treated to the following rationale for opposing legislation banning, of all things, puppy mills:
"If dog breeders are driven out of business, hunters who use dogs must
pay more for their animals, assuming they are still available, or quit
The Daily Kos article reminds us:
"The NRA opposes legislation banning puppy mills
because hunters may have to pay more for humanely raised dogs, and god
knows, licensing dog breeders and subjecting them to health and safety
regulations is just another assault on the Second Amendment!"
Just to remind you, here is the life innocent animals are expected to endure, so some jackass with a gun doesn't have to pay a few dollars more to enjoy his "hobby" of killing things:
This sort of attitude is not merely inhuman; it is subhuman. There is absolutely no depravity that Republicans will not sink to, rather than see corporations lose an opportunity for one cent of profit. We are fighting people with as little sense of decency as any Mongol Horde or Vandal mob that ever existed. Permitting people with this attitude to exist (outside of conditions very similar to those these puppies must endure) is an immediate danger to civilization itself, and (when you factor in their lies about global warming) a threat to the continued existence of the human race.
But, it's all okay, as long as some rich guy makes money off of it.