OK

What I meant to say was:

The NRA are a bunch of gun clutching sociopaths.

I hope this clears up any misunderstanding.

Sociopath

a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

So what are some of the signs?
Manipulative and Conning
They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
Grandiose Sense of Self
Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."
Irresponsibility/Unreliability
Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
In this final case I would call their victims their members since creating fear in others is a clear abuse, then when that fear results in tragedy they show no concern for their words but repeat the same abuse, if not indeed delving deeper into the pools of fear and hatred.

So I do apologize for my misunderstanding of exactly what we are dealing with when we talk about the NRA.

Note this diary has nothing to do with the legality of gun ownership itself, just the organization that tries to promote guns for all occasions with no exceptions.

Originally posted to LaFeminista on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 11:25 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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