Not to be outdone by the likes of Stephen King
, playwright David Mamet - of Glengarry Glen Ross
fame - is weighing in on the gun issue as well, and telling the government to back off citizens' Second Amendment rights.
, Mamet, who's turn to the right
in recent years has baffled many, equates rule by "bureaucrats and functionaries" with Marxism. He hails the country's founding fathers, whom he contrasts with the President and his supposed lack of skepticism when it comes to government power.
"President Obama seems to understand the Constitution as a 'set of suggestions,'" writes Mamet. "The Constitution's drafters did not require a wag to teach them that power corrupts: they had experienced it in the person of King George."
He goes on to call an assault weapons ban
a kind of grandiose and bad joke.
"The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax," he states. "It is a political appeal to the ignorant."
Via the Daily Beast