On Friday, George Takei, the actor who played Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series, falsely claimed on Twitter that the National Rifle Association (NRA) sells guns. And used that false claim to attack President Trump.
Keep in mind that Takei once advocated an “American Spring” to remove Trump from office…
“The NRA sells guns to Americans, then when those guns get used for the purpose for which they were designed, the NRA sells Americans ways to fortify against the effects of those guns. Quite a racket they have going,” he claimed. “And their biggest pitchman is sitting in the White House.”
The NRA sells guns to Americans, then when those guns get used for the purpose for which they were designed, the NRA sells Americans ways to fortify against the effects of those guns. Quite a racket they have going.
And their biggest pitchman is sitting in the White House.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 23, 2018
Trending: Cartoon of the Day: Not Anti-Semitic?
It’s obvious to anyone who knows absolutely anything about the issue that the NRA is a non-profit organization and doesn’t sell firearms to anyone.
Actor James Woods educated Takei as only he can: “This statement is a blatant falsehood. The
@NRA does not sell guns,” he said.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 23, 2018
Twitchy hammered Takei even harder:
But to say it’s a blatant falsehood is to imply that George knows better and we’re not entirely sure he does. Let’s not pretend he’s ever actually taken the time to read up on the NRA and what it actually stands for and how it works.
Others also schooled the Hollywood leftist:
The NRA doesn't sell guns. And they are non-profit. ????????
— R. A. Douthitt (@RuthADouthitt) February 23, 2018
The NRA doesn’t sell guns. ????????♂️
— Ben Jammin ???????? (@xBenJamminx) February 23, 2018
The NRA does not sell guns. Did you take too many phaser shots to the head when you were younger?
— Vin Tanner (@SurburbanCowboy) February 23, 2018
— Chris ???????? (@Chris_1791) February 23, 2018
One person wondered if Takei perhaps thinks the American Heart Association sells hearts. After all, it fits his alleged “logic.”
Oh my… You silly man. Do you think the American Heart Association sells hearts too? Or do you also think Planned Parenthood is a adoption agency? ????????????
— CaliVoice (@VoicefromCali) February 23, 2018
Maybe he thinks one buys and sells parents at Planned Parenthood…
One critic noted:
I liked you as Mr. Sulu. Not so much otherwise.
— Retired Inspector (@AirCop264) February 23, 2018
Of course, it’s not the first stupid thing Takei has said on Twitter as we reported here, here, here and here. And chances are, it won’t be the last. Which of course means that while Takei is no longer playing the role of Sulu, he continues to provide a certain amount of entertainment…
- Star Trek Actor George Takei Accused of Sexually Assaulting Male Model
- Set phasers to stupid: George Takei takes swipe at Ivanka Trump using Hurricane Irma
- George Takei crudely suggests Trump should have never been conceived after Paris accord announcement
- Threat? George Takei under fire after calling Trump a ‘menace’ that must be gotten rid of
- George Takei under fire after tweeting support for ‘American Spring’ to take out Trump
And if you’re as concerned about online censorship as we are, go here and order this book: