Political Animal


January 15, 2013 8:24 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

As gun stockpilers continue to boast they’ll overthrow the government if anyone threatens their “rights,” here’s a tribute to their li’l darlings to the tune of The Clash’s “Guns on the Roof.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • c u n d gulag on January 15, 2013 9:08 AM:

    I saw The Clash in concert a couple of times.

    Man, were they amazing.

    Once, they opened for The Who, and damn, if they didn't give The Who a run for the best live band ever (I never saw The Grateful Dead, who I heard were great - so The Who is still the best I ever saw live).

  • bobbyd on January 15, 2013 5:18 PM:

    Guns of Brixton is another great Clash.

  • jon on January 15, 2013 6:45 PM:

    Guns on the Roof is actually related to the police being called when members of the Clash used pellet rifles to shoot at some pigeons. The resulting kerfuffle was related to fears of snipers and terrorists, but it was just idiots shooting at pigeons with pellet guns.