There’s no question that gun rights groups like the NRA are winning the battle for hearts and minds.
March 5, 2015
America has more guns in fewer hands than ever before
[H/T to SayUncle.
This is in the Washington Post!
It makes me sad to say this but humans, in general, have a herd instinct. They want other people to like them and to be like other people. Facts, logical support, and consistency tend to be of less importance than being a member of large herd.
We have the facts, logic, and SCOTUS decisions on our side but for decades they had the herd. That is slowing changing. Their claim of “few hands than ever before” is probably false do to the justifiable concern by gun owners that gun ownership polls may be an intelligence gathering subterfuge by criminals (by this I intend to include people working for the government). There is also some funny business with the wording of things. If we are clearly winning hearts and minds then I find it difficult to believe that we aren’t increasing the size of the gun owner herd as well.
I can say, with increasing confidence, that my dream may one day come true.—Joe]