Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dennis Henigan on the NRA in the Afterglow of the Convention

The NRA is the most accomplished marketer of fear in American political life.

There is, first, the fear of imminent violent attack. I’m not talking about a healthy concern for personal and family security. The NRA, and its gun industry patrons, need average Americans to believe that the threat of attack is constant and pervasive; that we are at serious risk all the time and everywhere we go. It’s not enough to have a gun in the home for self-defense; you need multiple guns throughout your home so you’re never too far from your gun. It’s not enough to carry a concealed weapon outside your home; the law must allow you to carry it virtually anywhere an attack might conceivably occur, into restaurants, bars, sports stadiums, community centers and churches.
He goes on to mention the other "fears." What do you think?

Please leave a comment.


  1. Dennis Henigan and his gun-banner brigade contribute to that fear. In fact, i'd go so far as to say the NRA's best marketing tool is the Brady Campaign and it's anti-gun/gun owner agenda.

  2. I only see the gun grabbers posting about their fear.....

    Look at that sea of red, the blood is a flowing...... all those states with pathetic gun control laws and they have been able to do nothing about it not a single law passed to point to and say look we are winning the gun control battle......

  3. I can see that you are winning. You can tell by the crowd that turned out for the Brady Press Conference.

  4. Thanks for that link, FWM. I told Sebastian it was probably photo-shopped that there were probably a million moms there.