We’re not going to assume that Rainn Wilson’s views on guns and gun control would change if we pointed out that the NRA’s “dead kids threshold” exposed in his tweet originated at parody site The Onion. He must know it’s a parody, right? If so, he’s not saying, and at least a few followers were outraged by this shocking “fact.”

https://twitter.com/elihuvakov/status/314481780910616576

https://twitter.com/toddcvaughan/status/314481094382727168

https://twitter.com/Andiepars/status/314484617384181760

What difference, at this point, does it make that it’s a parody? It makes a lot of difference, actually.

Speaking of manipulative, Michael Moore, to his credit, did cite The Onion in his tweet, although that still leaves it up to the reader to figure out that the whole premise is fake.

His tweet preceded The Onion’s post by a day, but Albert Brooks too seems to think there’s some threshold on constitutional rights triggered by criminals.

We shudder to think of the carnage it took to found a free country with constitutional protections for its citizens’ rights.

  • Paladin

    I keep seeing Michael Moore’s avatar, and keep wondering when was the last time he saw those feet without aid of a camera or mirrors.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

      The same can be said about his “junk”…..Hasn’t seen that in decades…..

      • Ardell Simon

        OMG. you had to mention that he has “junk”….I need brain bleach!

      • Ardell Simon

        OMG. you had to mention that he has “junk”….I need brain bleach!

      • $23629333

        While we’re on the subject of MM, did you know that he keeps Frosty in a walk-in freezer because he loves Sno Balls?

      • stellatruman

        that’s an image I didn’t need in my brain

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

      The same can be said about his “junk”…..Hasn’t seen that in decades…..

    • $39650924

      yeah! he’s fat! good one!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    Hahahahahahahaha!!! Quotes PARODY SITE!!!!==> .@rainnwilson <== #UselessTOOL XD

    • $39650924

      you’re aware he’s a professional comedian? and likely has heard of the onion before?

      • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

        So.

        • $39650924

          brilliant

          • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

            Thank you.

  • TCguns_carry

    LOL

  • TCguns_carry

    LOL

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    How many discarded babies in dumpsters would it take for a Democrat to rethink their idea of what an abortion really is?

    • stellatruman

      They could reference the trial of abortion Dr Kermit Gosnell if they need clarification. If that doesn’t make any human shudder and re-think their stance on abortion, then they have no soul

      • http://www.facebook.com/sherri.seiber Sherri Seiber

        That man is a monster!

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    How many discarded babies in dumpsters would it take for a Democrat to rethink their idea of what an abortion really is?

  • SCinGB

    We should give Rainn a break. First, he’s named Rainn. That had to be hard growing up. Second, he plays make believe for a living. He probably doesn’t use the critical thinking or reading comprehension areas of his brain very often. He should stick to selling fake paper.

    • $39650924

      “plays make believe”? as in, he acts? you do know it’s a legitimate profession, and one that america has glorified for quite some time? or perhaps you’re one of the majority who don’t watch tv or movies.

  • kenai

    If you want a giggle, the next time that you hear some libtard going on about banning ‘assault guns’ ask them what’s the functional difference between an ‘assault gun’ and a plain old hunting rifle. Hint: There isn’t any except appearance. All modern auto loaders are functionally the same. Along that same line, ask them how many different kinds of ‘assault rifles’ have ever been built. Ans: One. Only one firearm was ever built that was actually designated an ‘assault rifle’.

    • CatHerder

      Actually, an assault gun was WW2 era, basically an armored artillery piece made to bring direct fire in support of assaulting infantry. Google SturmGeschutz III or JSU 122.

      • kenai

        Yes, I’m familiar with the Stug but it’s hardly a shoulder fired weapon. The famous German tank commander, SS Hauptsturmfuher Michael Wittman began his service as a Stug commander.

    • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

      “Only one firearm was ever built that was actually designated an ‘assault rifle’?” M4A1(M16)??

      What designation are you using?
      Because the manufacturer didn’t specifically designate it an ‘assault rifle’? Or are you saying there is only one weapon that has a restricted firing rate, fires a .223, accommodates a pistol grips, flash suppressors, collapsible/folding stocks, grenade launcher or bayonet attachment? AR15??

      G36, SA80, StG 44, AK-47/74, QBZ-95/97, M4A1, and FAMAS are all assault rifles…

      • kenai

        During WWII the German rifle was high powered but had a low rate of fire. Their submachine guns such as the MP40 had a high rate of fire but shot the low powered 9mm pistol round. To fill that tactical gap, a new machine pistol was developed, the MP44. It was a medium powered select fire weapon. When it was demonstrated to Hitler he was so impressed with the new weapon that he coined the word ‘Sturmgewehr’ or ‘assault rifle’ for the new weapon instead of ‘machine pistol’. Thus the MP44 became the Stg44. That was the ONLY rifle ever actually designated an ‘Assault Rifle’. You can call the AK47 an assault rifle till the cows come home but it will remain forever the plain old Avtomat Kalashnikova put into service in 1947.

        Other countries were quick to see the advantages of such a weapon and developed their own medium powered select fire weapons. None were ever designated an ‘Assault Rifle’. The US military doesn’t have or has ever issued a rifle called an ‘assault rifle’. Neither has any other military in the world.

        Diane Feinstein may not know much about guns but she certainly knows good propaganda when she hears it. With the aid of a compliant press the wholly imaginary ‘assault gun’ came into common usage just as the wholly imaginary dragons and unicorns have. Most people can tell you what dragons, unicorns and assault guns look like and what magical properties they have. However, dragons, unicorns and assault guns all have one thing in common. They don’t actually exist.

        • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

          I agree. An AR15 is a semi automatic rifle. Adding ‘assault’ means absolutely nothing. ‘Assault rifle’ is now part of the vernacular though :

          • Jim Hoover

            and used to strike fear in people who have never fired a semi-automatic rifle or a select fire weapon

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    I guess since The Office is done & his career is in the toilet, like all other irrelevant douschbag actors, he takes to Twitter to stir up some name recognition.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    ‘@rainnwilson Hard to finish reading it. Makes me so angry that people can be so stupid and ignorant. Makes me grateful to be Canadian.—
    Andrea Parsons (@Andiepars) March 20, 2013″

    It also makes me glad that my maternal ancestors got out of Canada in the 19th Century.

    • $18912735

      I too am grateful that Andrea Parsons is Canadian.

  • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

    ‘Damn, what a gullible breed’ — Agent K.

  • $18912735

    “The Onion is a PARODY site? NO way! Um – what does “parody” mean? Really? Are you sure? NO WAY!” – says typical Hollywood douche.

    • Jim Hoover

      hey isn’t the first time the onion has been mistaken for fact check North Koreans thinking that little freak was voted man of the year

  • $18912735

    “I shudder to think of the carnage that needs to happen to even vote on an assault weapons ban.”

    Um, do these Hollywood dolts ever actually watch the crap that comes out of … Hollywood? Maybe clean that crap up first, Albert?

  • SoCalJoe

    A shame. This level of stupid should be panful. It’s unfortunate that Michael Moore gets as much air time as he does in the MSM. He’s clearly a dolt.

  • JackDeth

    I don’t get why you think they didn’t know The Onion is a parody site. Pretty much everyone is aware of that, especially comedians and especially people on the left.

    • Bill Richardson

      I assume they did know, but that just reinforces the view that these extreme liberal elites continue to believe that everyone else is stupid and if they fail to put something in its proper context, we will all just buy into their way of thinking and the end justifies the means they employ to deceive the masses and accomplish their goals.

      • JackDeth

        Frankly, if you read an article on The Onion and you can’t tell immediately that it’s a joke, then you are stupid. There is no need to provide more context in order to understand the joke. And what makes you think Rainn Wilson is liberal?

    • alanstorm

      Jack, if they were aware of its source and the nature of that source, then what were they doing? Attempting to use known bogus information to influence the political process?

      Sounds like something a liberal would support – after all, they have nothing else at their disposal.

      • JackDeth

        What were they doing? They were showing it to their fans. I post stuff from The Onion all the time on Facebook (I don’t really use Twitter) just to show it to other people who might find it funny. This isn’t propaganda, it’s satire. There’s a pretty huge difference.

  • D.L. Snell

    How many stupid memes do people float around
    the internet that are falsehoods masquerading as fact? This whole gun
    debate has generated countless examples. People’s knee-jerk reaction isn’t the memester’s fault as much as it’s the fault of the people who react without doing any research.

  • alanstorm

    “Makes me so angry that people can be so stupid and ignorant.”

    Why, then, do you remain stupid and ignorant, Mr. Wilson?