At least, that appears to be the NRA meme of the day in response to the killing of two WDBJ reporters as they did a live on-the-air piece.
See, it wasn’t the bullets from the gun carried by the disgruntled former co-worker that killed them. Nor the gun itself. Nor, for that matter, the disgruntled former co-worker. No no. According to the ever-so-tactful Ben Shapiro at Breitbart.com, it was the rainbow flag that the disgruntled coworker had in his apartment, combined with the disgruntled coworker’s black skin. It was all part of the vast Negro-gay conspiracy to kill us all, OMG! And that makes the rainbow flag no different from the Confederate battle flag as a symbol of hate crimes that should be banned!
Except, uhm… nobody has banned the Confederate battle flag, they’ve just banned flying it at state buildings. And there aren’t any state buildings flying the rainbow flag. Banning flags that are flying at buildings *other* than State buildings would be, well, an infringement upon people’s free speech. Not to mention that claiming the rainbow flag — the flag of a movement that wants equal rights for a historically oppressed minority — is *exactly* like the Confederate battle flag — the flag of a movement that enslaved a historically oppressed minority — is kinda like comparing, well, slaves to slave-owners. It’s a “what the fuck?” kinda moment. Just sayin’.
– Badtux the Snarky Penguin