Modern gun control efforts hinge upon a sort of twisted peer pressure. This tactic rests upon a continued insistence that since all the cool kids really want to surrender their Second Amendment rights, all who refuse are just being downright unreasonable.
These propagandists get A-list celebrities to film PSAs dedicated to promoting civilian disarmament and when challenged on why we should be obliged to surrender our constitutional rights, gun-grabbers retreat to reframing the discussion.
“Why do you need an AR-15?” or “You don’t need 30 rounds for hunting.”
To further their immoral agenda, liberals also retreat to fictitious non-arguments like, “90% of gun owners want stricter gun control.”
Because, as anyone who has ventured into a gun shop in recent years will attest, the conversations in such shops constantly center on how we need more gun control and how very reasonable Obama’s gun control efforts are….
Leftwing media hack Katie Couric has joined in on the fun to attempt to propel this myth that gun owners are secretly clamoring for further infringements upon their rights. On NBC’s “Today,” Couric offered a preview of an anti-Second Amendment documentary on which she has been working.
Host Matt Lauer cited a politicized study suggesting that mass shootings are on the rise. However, the study cited was disavowed by the study’s own authors who recanted their methods and conclusion, claiming that they rigged the study to fit the FBI’s preferred narrative.
Still, Lauer pushed the debunked “study” and Couric went along with it.
Then, Couric insisted that a “silent majority” of gun owners want increased gun control.
“Ninety percent of the public really favors universal background checks. And after Sandy Hook, everyone thought this was a watershed moment, something would be done. And then when Manchin/Toomey died in the Senate, I couldn’t understand the disconnect between public opinion and our elected officials.”
When one lives in a liberal bubble, it may feel unfathomable that others might want to retain their constitutional rights. However, for many Americans, these rights are non-negotiable.
Couric claims that after interviewing many gun owners for her propaganda piece, she has come to believe that the NRA does not reflect the belief system of the vast majority of gun owners.
“The NRA only represents five percent of gun owners, so there’s this huge silent majority, and they represent common ground.”
Of course, the NRA has 5 million members and is flush with cash from plentiful donations- both robust signs of an organization with a mandate.
In truth, the NRA does fail to fully represent the interests of all gun owners. Many of us, in fact, feel that the NRA is too prone to compromise on an issue that demands steadfastness. Our rights are not a starting point for negotiations. They are our rights and there can be no discussion about “reasonable” infringements on a right that guarantees no infringements.
This is how the left operates. “All scientists agree that global warming is occurring,” “Everybody celebrates same-sex marriage and only a tiny fraction of ‘bigots’ have a problem with it.”
Liberal ideology is a belief system that hinges on hearing what one wants to hear and furthering propaganda to support their narratives.
It very well may be that there are some gun owners who have been shamed and berated into supporting increased gun control who are unable to see the bigger picture.
However, to assert that this population constitutes any more than a tiny fraction of the gun-owning population is absurd.