Guns Don’t Sell Guns, People Do. How the NRA Turns Death Into a Sales Tool and How to Stop Them.

By: Friday January 4, 2013 3:04 pm

Right now the NRA is primarily a marketing and sales organization. Sure they do other things like offer gun safety training programs and threaten politicians to push some laws and crush others. But I believe a lot of their power comes from the development and training of their members in communication skills and providing them with the right words, phrases and concepts to achieve their current goal: guns everywhere.

 

School Shooting in Ohio Leads to Call for More Guns in Schools

By: Tuesday February 28, 2012 7:40 am

“This morning a gunman opened fire inside Chardon High School’s cafeteria, killing one student and wounding four others.”

As is the standard practice these days it’s a chance for the “guns everywhere” crowd to go to race to media sites and instantly shoot down the dreaded strawman: Gun Control.

Gun Safety Advocates Face Steep Climb in Congress

By: Friday January 14, 2011 4:30 pm

A few commentators, including Rachel Maddow, have taken pessimists to task for suggesting that the chances of actual meaningful gun safety legislation in the wake of the Tucson assassination attempt are quite low. I think it’s more accurate to describe those pessimists as realists. And joining them is one of the most ardent gun safety supporters in the Congress, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL).

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