What do you get when you put Chuck Norris, guns, and young people together?
Alas, the answer isn’t a new reality show about a Chuck Norris summer camp. But it is part of the National Rifle Association’s plan to get younger people registered to vote and protect Second Amendment rights.
“Trigger the Vote,” as it’s being called, will have action star Norris as its chair and funnel millions of dollars into getting young people to register and vote in 2012. The first of several ads, now posted on YouTube, features another familiar actor—Full Metal Jacket drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey—as an unlikely librarian yelling at kids to get on the computer and register.
Don’t worry, the hits will continue—bow-hunting, gun-loving Ted Nugent has apparently signed up for the campaign. And watch out—a message next to Chuck Norris’s face on the website reads: “If we aren’t able to make major changes in how our nation’s business is handled, I’ll come looking for the people who sat this election out.”
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.