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View Diary: The Hazards of Conflating "The NRA" With "Gun Owners" (131 comments)

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  •  The NRA isn't about gun owners (5+ / 0-)

    It's about gun manufacturers. The NRA exists to help gun and gun accessories get sold - as many as possible. It may have represented actual gun owners once, but it's long since become a mere ad agency - peddling fear and paranoia to get people to run out and buy more guns, magazines, tactical harnesses, etc.
    Everything LaPierre does has to be seen through that prism - he's not trying to sound reasonable. He's trying to scare the people that react to being scared by paying more money to LaPierre's masters.

    “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” - Rumi

    by Jaxpagan on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:15:44 AM PST

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