To put this in context, I don’t own a gun and I’m not a member of the NRA (although...
You make a very important point; government grows; that is its prime directive. All these agencies constantly strive for more control, more power, more of our money-all purportedly for our own good. And we, the citizenry have been eagerly complicit in it. We continue to swallow the KoolAid time after time that bureaucracy can do this or that for us better than we can do it for ourselves, in spite of their horrible record of inefficiency, fraud and corruption. Why does this happen over and over again? Simple, it relieves us of responsibility. We can let the government worry about these issues and we can go back to watching our favorite “reality” show or sports contest knowing that “something is being done”. Let the politicians handle...
When speaking with swing voters (yes, there really are some truly moderate people left), I often encounter a fierce animus against the gridlock in Washington. They typically blame both political parties for the inability of our leaders to resolve the issues of the day. I reply by informing them that we have entered a period of little compromise. Among the reasons for this environment is Wayne LaPierre and the NRA, and what they’ve caused is not necessarily a bad thing.
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