1. says

    The NRA used to be a fairly modest little organization promoting hunting safety and gun clubs that taught safety. Then, it was taken over by crazed ideologues who turned it into a lobbying-mill. It was never about anything but lobbying dollars after that.

  2. quotetheunquote says

    Good comic from TTDB, as always.

    It got me to thinking of what would happen if the NRA tried to use a “slippery slope” argument in the other direction; what I would call, from their point of view, the “positive slope.”

    If the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right to own & operate (safely, of course) an AR-15 or AK-47, why not a .50-cal M2 machine gun? And if that, why not a howitzer, M1 tank, or Stinger missile? Surely, if your goal is to arm the citizenry in order to deter a tyrannical government, it needs weaponry like that…

    I do wonder what goes on in people’s heads, how they rationalize this kind of distinction.

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