Even a sour gun control advocate like me knows a fun idea when he hears it -- and that's why I'm excited that January 19th has been declared Gun Appreciation Day. The hope is that on that day, millions of gun appreciating Americans will take to the streets in support of the right to bear arms. But while we're appreciating guns, let's remember that the senseless deaths in places like Columbine, Aurora, and Sandy Hook were caused by weapons that have no guaranteed place in a free and decent society. Personal ownership of semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines should be banned.
At GunAppreciationDay.com, they've created a lot of memes to celebrate the day. In memory of the children of Sandy Hook, some friends and I have started a group called Drop Your Weapons (dropyourweapons.org), and we thought the first thing we'd do is create some memes of our own to let the folks at Gun Appreciation Day know that we wish them well. Feel free to share them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram -- wherever you'd like. And have a Happy Gun Appreciation Day. And on Monday, have a great Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, named for a visionary American whose life was cut short by a -- um, never mind.