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Old September 26, 2021, 12:46 PM   #3
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
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The NRA isn’t powerful because of its lobbyists or its money or its PR. It’s powerful because 5 million Americans decided they wanted to be members. Pro–Second Amendment advocacy is bottom-up, not top-down.
And this is what gun-control advocates either don't understand or don't want the public to understand. Their agenda has always been a top-down, corporate supported spending spree run by a few elites. They might send a slick form letter to a politician advocating for new restrictions, but NRA members will send dozens of personal letters opposing them. Most politicians are going to respond to the latter (especially since those are their constituents) rather than the former (who are out-of-state special interest groups).

Seeing this admitted in The Atlantic, of all places, is odd.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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