Refusing Even The Most Modest Restrictions, The NRA Is Making “They’re Coming To Take Your Guns” Fear Mongering A Reality

In today’s Open Thread, DD linked to a recent poll showing that 62% of Americans support a ban on assault weapons. That’s a big number, and I expect it to grow.

I also expect someone to come on here and try to explain gun terminology (and how we’re using it incorrectly), but that ship has sailed. The American people know exactly what type of guns they want banned, even if they don’t know the lingo.

What’s interesting is how all this is happening under Republican control. In fact, one of the main fears tied to President Obama and Secretary Clinton was that they would confiscate your guns! Welp, Obama is no longer President, Hillary isn’t President, Republicans control the Presidency and Congress and we’ve never been closer to 2Aers worst fears.

What’s obvious is that the majority of Americans are over the NRA’s and ammosexuals fantasies surrounding their weapons of mass destruction. We know the fantasies connected to AR-15s and large capacity magazines. The reason for owning such a mass killing machine has been shown to us time and time again.

The NRA, as usual, will use this poll to generate more gun sales. I wondered how they’d address the sales slump, and am cynical enough to think this might be the way they go about injecting more fear into their paranoid supporters. Fear drives the 2Aers to buy more guns. More guns = more shootings. It’s not complicated.

I don’t think fear will be enough this time. Times are changing. Mindsets are changing. Good. It’s well past time.

If a ban ever happens (and I fear we’re still a long way off) the NRA and ammosexuals (you know, the gun owner who fetishizes and sexualizes their guns) have no one to blame but themselves and their refusal to bend in the slightest. Their rigidity on this issue will make their worst fears a reality. They are, and have always been, unreasonable. In short, they are the problem, not the solution. You’d think the NRA would offer up some restrictions on their own – just to give the appearance of caring, but they haven’t and they won’t. They’re even hesitating on bump stocks. That should be a no-brainer, and yet…

I know the NRAs main goal is gun sales. The question is: what is the main goal of those buying these weapons? Seems like we get an answer to that question every few days.

*If you want to discuss gun terminology, this isn’t the thread for you.

2 comments on “Refusing Even The Most Modest Restrictions, The NRA Is Making “They’re Coming To Take Your Guns” Fear Mongering A Reality

  1. The NRA sees any compromise as the proverbial slippery slope, leading inevitably to their nightmare of “The Night Of The Gun Grabbers!”. As in “First they came for the At-15’s, and I did nothing” etc. etc. As noted it’s finally sinking it, the gun slaughter is not going to stop while AR-15’s and their clones are still out there, as noted the next gun slaughter is always just around the corner in America. Most people have had more than enough of it, but as ever the politicians are way too cowardly to do anything without intense pressure. Hoping this time is different, hoping the anger builds and not diminishes this time.

  2. cassandram

    But what no one really believes is that anyone is grabbing all of the guns. People want the most lethal off the streets or better controlled and they want some limitations on who can own any gun. That is just not unreasonable. The Waffle House shooter legit lost his guns, and law enforcement tried to respect property rights enough to hand over those guns to the guy’s dad. Then the Dad gave the guns back to his prohibited kid. If you lose your guns, those weapons should be destroyed.

    But the only people who think that there is some ICE-like effort to knock on your door and take your guns are the ones the NRA manages to scare. Because let’s face it — the victims of the Waffle House shooting are EXACTLY the people that “gun culture” is pointing all of their fear at.

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