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The New York Daily News “journalist” who famously claimed that the mere act of firing an AR-15 gave him PTSD is back at it again, this time claiming that the singing of God Bless America should be banned.

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Gersh Kuntzman, who has discovered the reality of being an internet meme after his comments about the “cannon-like blasts” of firing an AR-15 now says the iconic song is “as divisive as American politics.

He compared the patriotic ritual to a fascist rally, saying “Part of my outrage stems from ponderous Mussolini-esque introduction of the song, when fans are asked to rise, remove their caps and place them over their hearts.”

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According to Kuntzman:

Research found that 83.8% of people who described themselves as “very liberal” dislike the song, while only 20.5% of people who called themselves “very conservative” have a problem with it.

And more than 88% of atheists dislike the song, Kaskowitz found. (Quick aside: We atheists also hate having “In God we Trust” on the currency and in the courtrooms of a country whose Constitution bars the “establishment of religion” — but that’s a fight for another day.)

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Clearly still recovering from his “trauma” of firing the most common rifle sold in America, Kuntzman then makes a list of people he claims God Bless America offends, including:

* Believers!: Charlie Pillsbury once ran for Congress as a Green Party candidate and one of his issues was his objection to “God Bless America.” “God shows no partiality towards nations,” he said. “God blesses the whole world.”

* Foreigners!: I once went to a Brooklyn Cyclones game with a British guy named James Silver, who smiled when “God Bless America” was being played. “It’s exactly what I expect from Americans,” he said. “The self-righteousness, the patriotism. It’s always nice to see my opinions confirmed.”

It’s not very often that you hear someone use a Green Party congressional candidate as representative of any form of mainstream America, but Kuntzman’s loose grip on reality is already a popular internet meme.

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Kuntzman does have strong views about what Americans should do or be allowed to do – including when it comes to standing for songs, as he explains:

The only songs Americans should stand for are “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Here Comes the Bride.”