Gun Control Strategists Mind Their Tongues, Look To NRA for Tactics

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Gun Control Strategists Mind Their Tongues, Look To NRA for Tactics
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Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Facts are stubborn things. So when the facts are not in your favor, it’s not surprising that your message and strategy will need to continually change.

For gun controllers – while that message may be incorrect on important facets of history, constitutional principles, Supreme Court doctrine, or even the will of the American people – $50 million dollars is quite an incentive to stay on script.

On July 31, 2014, the inaptly-named American Constitution Society for Law and Policy hosted a symposium entitled “The Second Amendment’s Past, Present & Future“, featuring representatives from multiple gun control groups.  Included were the Bloomberg franchises Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Everytown for Gun Safety.  Also present were the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the recently-rechristened Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (formerly the Legal Community Against Violence).

All were showcasing their newly well-funded and energized approach to gun control, while being scrupulously careful to avoid language that would betray their true intentions.

Indeed, the attendees have consciously stricken from their vernacular the terms that most represent their agenda: “gun ban” and “gun control.”  Instead, the idioms for the same intent include labels such as “reasonable restrictions,” “gun safety,” and “gun-violence prevention.

If you can stomach it take a look for yourself:

While their message is contradictory, inaccurate, and often offensive to NRA and its members, what should not be ignored is the new excitement spurred by the full-up coffers.  The collective, if grudging, admiration of NRA’s long-standing ability to educate and activate its membership and to convey important messages to the community and lawmakers is something the gun control groups are very much focused on emulating.

Yet while imitation is the best form of flattery, whether it will work for the participants of the symposium remains to be seen. Energy and money do not alter history or basic facts, nor do they generate fierce loyalty. Gun control groups face heavy odds competing with NRA on its own terms because they lack the continued passion and dedication of over five million NRA members committed to defending, protecting, and promoting freedom.

As the November elections approach, that reality must be made clearer than ever to ensure the distinction remains intact.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org

  • 3 thoughts on “Gun Control Strategists Mind Their Tongues, Look To NRA for Tactics

    1. Now, if only the NRA were as committed to preserving 2A as these mokes are to eviscerating it, we’d be fine. As it is, the NRA is too often AWOL (see Washington State’s dueling initiatives) when duty calls.

    2. We need to abandon the fight for Concealed Carry. Granted, I’m going to rub some the wrong way when I say that, but it’s what I see. Concealed carry is a privilege. Open carry is a right. We should start carrying openly, and start our lawsuits to remove any and all restrictions on open carry.

    3. A long time ago, a chinese guy got blown up because he invented gun powder. It only took a few years for industrious people to understand that a bullet will go a lot further than a rock. Not long after, the Mongols almost overrun the world with the guns they had made. How long did it take? There were guns before 1288, but the earliest surviving example was dated to about 1288.

      One lesson is that once you pop pandora out of her box, you’re not going to stuff her back in again.
      Another lesson is the one that the armies the the Mongols defeated learned… if you’re tossing rocks, and the other guy has a gun, you’re going to lose.

      In the 800 years since this lesson was learned at great cost to life, liberals have seemed to have forgotten the basics. They think that if you bow to the criminal, he will just go away… not sure what history lesson, or study of human nature it was, but they seems to believe it. It’s sad really, but in every generation there have been people who advocated bowing to the inevitable instead of fighting for your life. Some call them cowards, others just see them as weak and ineffective, but I think they see themselves as the meek – but even the meek would not exist if they, eventually, did not learn to fight back. Katie Bar the Door!

      So they have a whacked sense of history, or never learned it, and have no clue as to basic human nature, so they push their ideals that are not founded on anything but fantasies drawn out of a diseased mind. They feel that if they are safe, being disarmed, then everyone else is safe as well. What is this but an example of insanity?

      So they disarm our teachers, and our children die. They disarm our residents and robbers kill them. In some areas the criminals are so bold that they fear nothing and even the police are afraid.

      But they are right. They are right because it’s just common sense. And their brand of common sense is far superior to yours because you are an ammosexual, or republitard, or one of the hundreds of names they label patriots because name calling is their only argument. And since they are disarmed, and we are disarmed, then they have no one else to blame when someone starts shooting – so they blame the police (Furguson) and neighboring states.

      But what if you would put Pandora back into her box? What if you could fold that lady up, and shove her back into her little confined space? Would it make it any better? I doubt it. We would dig out the slingshots, crossbows, and clubs, and go back to the world where the strongest person makes the rules.

      So do they really want our Republic to fall? Of COURSE they do!

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