Apparently there is a “Ask Garry Trudeau” section on the Doonesbury site. Someone asked the following question:
It is clear from this week’s series that GBT is a knee-jerk liberal gun-hater. Why?
— R.S., Davenport, IA
And got this lame answer from one of Garry’s aides:
GBT does not hate guns. He grew up in a family of hunters and sport shooters — his grandfather had over 20 shotguns and rifles — and joined the NRA as a kid. He got a .22 when he was seven, a shotgun at 12, and his first deer rifle at 16. The NRA’s main message at that time was gun safety, and he was completely on board. He got their magazine, and competed in NRA marksmanship events, winning several medals. When GBT moved to the city he took one of his guns with him, and within a few months it was stolen out of his house. He parted ways with the NRA when it ceased to be a sporting association and turned into an insane political lobby. (Source)
What I would like to tell his aide:
Way to skirt around the question. The very first sentence is “GBT does not hate guns”
You continue on with something like… His grandfather used to have guns, then he got some *blah* *blah* *blah* NRA *blah* *blah* *blah* NRA *blah* NRA *blah* NRA is insane.
Huh? You didn’t even answer the question. All you did was talk about the NRA too much, then get your dig in that it is an “insane” political lobby.
I guess his aides drink the same kool-aid as he does. Likely hemp or patchouli flavored :P