Give Them Lead, Not Silver
Posted on: 2006-09-21 19:34:13
After a year, the benefits to the Katrina evacuees relocated from New Orleans to Houston are running out. The displaced are now threatening to increase crime if the government doesn’t provide them with more handouts. A gun dealer wants them to be given lead instead of silver.
Arm Against 'Katricians,' Gun Dealers Tell Houston
Hurricane evacuees protest as hostility spills out over rising crime rates in the city.
HOUSTON — When the "Katricians" rise up in violence, Houstonians had better be packing some serious heat. That's the inflammatory message of a new gun_shop commercial on the radio that gives Hurricane Katrina evacuees a vaguely alien_sounding name, and advises Texans to take up arms to defend themselves against crimes committed by the newcomers.
"When the 'Katricians' themselves are quoted as saying the crime rate is gonna go up if they don't get more free rent, then it's time to get your concealed_handgun license," warns the radio ad by Jim Pruett, who co_hosts a bombastic talk_radio show and owns Jim Pruett's Guns & Ammo, a self_styled "anti_terrorist headquarters" that sells knives, shotguns, semi_automatic rifles and other weapons. As Pruett describes the dangers posed by "Katricians," glass can be heard shattering, and a bell tolling ominously.