Re: ANOTHER INCREDULOUS NRA Anti-Gun Step
One of the most beautiful aspects of our government is everyone is entitled to an opinion they can express ! And one of the most beautiful aspects of the Net is such get a wide audience, which brings them into conflict with other opinions. Another aspect of the Net is exposure to an ocean of "facts" and maybe not so "facts" ! Peruse, and believe, carefully !!
A historically documentable axiom is the human species has a remarkable talent to act against its own best interests. Members of the "Gun Culture" aren't exceptions to that axiom ! The NRA, formed shortly post -Civil War - has a long history of acting in the interests of the firearms culture and society. Sea changes in the political landscape post 1968 neccessarily changed the NRA mission from supportive to politically active. And the nature of politics is one of compromise and dealing. Its nature is also one of perfidity, subterfuge, propaganda. Make sure you know which of these manifold aspects you're examining.
Feel free to criticize the NRA for what you perceive as errors of ommission or commission . There are several other firearms organizations working to the same ends as the NRA. Feel free to join/support them in our mutual endeavor.
Just remember this ! Anti-gunners have shown themselves to be unprincipled, mendacious and manipulative of the public, press, and government ! What better way to discredit a dangerous opponent than to manipulate public and membership opinion against it ? >MW