Or maybe you're just discovering that many people are natural libertarians, cleaving instinctively to the original American political philosophy, which is championed by neither of today's mainstream political parties.
Henry Bowman commented on a link
"Mine was a perspective that not only lacked nuance, but that had strayed from reality. My own rhetoric had become a shorthand in which merely owning a gun threw a person into a camp of those who were cavalier with deadly weapons, whose personal rights trumped public safety, and who were politically alien to me."
And though a little actual education and experience shoved you out of that partisan rut with respect to guns, you still bitterly cling to your old patterns of thinking when it comes to the NRA. Perhaps it's time to reconsider. The NRA has a LOT longer experience thinking on the proper side of the issue that you've just realized you were mistaken about -- more so than the big-city politicians and mainstream media outlets who still think like you used to think, and the people who swallow their worldview hook, line, and sinker.
Instead, consider the following: **Maybe the NRA actually does know a few things you haven't yet figure out.** If you stop jerking your other knee and treating them like evil, horned baby-killing abominations instead of as a group of five million people with a political viewpoint you just don't yet understand, maybe there's still something valuable you could learn.
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