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NRA zealots - "Stand and Fight" - turned up in all their bloodthirsty, fearmongering, jingoistic, sacreligious and unintelligible glory for their annual convention in Indianapolis to sound an ever-more-hysterical Them vs. Us theme, showcase "spectacular displays of firearms," give a bunch to kids, cheer on torture, and rant about how they're the only good guys left in a gun-hating world gone wrong. Much more, because closing our eyes doesn't make any of it go away.