One of the things we talked about last night was how much harder it is for an anti-gun mole to penetrate the gun rights movement than the other way around. One of the reasons is it is much easier for us to speak their language than it is for them to speak ours. I’ve mentioned this general topic before but it’s worth reposting the gun portion:
…I worked on a political campaign to oppose a anti-gun initiative (I-676) a few years ago. The people on the phone lines would tell stories about the anti-gun people that would call and try to get information about our plans. You only had to ask one or two questions and the anti-gun people would, figuratively, fall in heap on the floor. If the lines weren’t very busy then they would play with them for a few minutes and have more material for the story telling later that evening. They would just ask something like, “What type of gun do you have?“ “What caliber is it?“ They would get answers like “Glock“ and “.357 Magnum“ (only revolvers shoot .357 Magnum and Glock doesn’t make any revolvers). Or “Shotgun, I’m not sure who makes it, but it’s a 9mm.” With a little bit of suggestive questioning you could get them to agree to the most incredibly outrageous things. It was great sport making fun of the people that were trying to do us harm and now I realize that it can be more than just sport.