Monday, July 5, 2010
Why the Brady Campaign Often Fails-and How They Can Achive Success (Part 2)
The NRA: The NRA is in business to provide its leadership with a lucrative living and to service the firearms industry. The nonsense about protecting the Second Amendment or protecting gunowner rights is a facade. They are a lobbying organization beholden solely to the firearm industry.
Selling Fear: The product sold to the dupes by the NRA is fear. Fear of minorities, fear of the media, fear of the Government, fear of foreigners, fear of change, fear of just about everything. Is it any wonder the low-information citizen is going to turn his home (or his parent's) into an arsenal? As I sagely noted in Part 1, the very notion of change must be accompanied by pure and mortal dread.
The Brady Campaign: To combat the NRA, the BC has often tried to counter the NRA's relentless fear-mongering. But those duped by the NRA regard the slippery slope as empirical certainty. IOW, if there is even the smallest notion of sensible gun control, it will surely lead to all guns being conficated and gunowners led away to the camps.
In Part 3, I provide BC with a roadmap to success.