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Response to Shamash (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 25, 2015, 10:42 PM

6. Really, we only have one solution?

If you read the posts on Facebook of the major gun control orgs, you will see that there is almost no calls for confiscation or prohibition. Much of the energy is going into 1) education: parents, secure your guns and ask the parents of your kid's friends if they keep loaded, unsecured, firearms where kids can get to them. Common sense, no? 2) extending background checks to all firearm purchases, something even a majority of gun owners support, and 3) opposing open carry, guns on campus, and allowing concealed carry permits in states with no requirments to be recognized in states where the citizens demand permit holders to have safety training and a background check. Go ahead, check them out.

You might be forgiven if you didn't know that because I'm sure the gun people you talk to probably buy into apocalyptic propaganda that any day now the gun control people (which gunners say are so weak and insignificant) will force, FORCE!, Obama to write an Executive Order demanding the U.S. Marines go door to door and confiscate everyone's firearms. Yup, any day now.

So I find your whole premise that WE, the gun control groups, are to blame for the NRA's huge surge in income to be flawed. The NRA should get all the credit for their usual demonizing lies. They are very good at what they do, scare the easily frightened. It is true, however, that the gun control people have seen a huge increase in support, something I haven't seen in years. The reason for this is that we are concentrating on the issues that most Americans support.

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