Rolling Stone Ragazine, I mean magazine (to save typing it will be RSM here), is on a one rag fight against gun rights. At least that is my take. They've already show bad judgement with putting the douche bag known as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (aka the surviving Boston Bomber) on the cover. Glamorizing the terrorist when they could have centered on the heroes who risked everything to help the victims.
Enough about that lets look at one of shots in their 'war' on firearms.
The first article is "How to Beat the NRA In 7 (Not-So-Easy) Steps"
1. Commit to a Generation-Long Battle
Why because legal gun owners are tired of gun laws that do nothing but disarm LEGAL GUN OWNERS.
Oh and I loved this one, "But thanks to the NRA's relentless efforts, Illinois last year became the 50th state to pass legislation allowing its residents to pack heat." Show me a single state that has 'turned into the Wild West' (the favorite argument that anti gun people use against concealed-carry), It has the OPPOSITE effect.
2. Think Federally. Act Locally.
"Rural and red-state America are vastly over-represented in Congress, and so too are their pro-gun views."
So, if people don't share your liberal views, then we should ignore the way our government is constructed. You know, to give EQUAL power to ALL. Hey RSM if you don't like the way the U.S. government is structured...... wait for it........ MOVE.
4. Act, Don't Dither
"When catastrophic events like Newtown unfold, there's an impulse from many elected officials to slow down, to gather facts, to ensure that cooler heads prevail. Politically, this is why gun-control dies."
Wait, this rag is saying to use an emotional response and not use FACTS???! Slowing down and gathering FACTS is exactly what should be done. I don't want (and I don't think anyone sane wants) laws passed or rights changed on a whim! BTW gun control dies because THE PEOPLE want it to die.
5. Bring Big Money to the Table
"But the emergence of billionaire Michael Bloomberg as the gun-control movement's money man has been a game changer. Last year, on the strength of $12 million from Bloomberg himself, gun-control advocates outspent gun-rights groups on television by a margin of 7-to-1."
And they STILL lost, because THE PEOPLE do not want more laws that are useless at stopping crime but enable criminals.
BTW "If you don't know who Michael Bloomberg is (he is in charge of 'Everytown for Gun Safety', 'Moms Demand Action' & 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns') was the mayor of New York city for 3 terms and he's also the dude who bullied VERY anti gun Bermuda into allowing his bodyguards to carry firearms while there. Hell, most of Bermudas police aren't allowed firearms! But hypocrite Bloomberg NEEDS armed guards. Why? IDK, If Bloomberg was right about gun control, then Bermuda (with its draconian gun laws) should be one of the safest places on Earth. Why would his bodyguards NEED to be armed?"
6. Think Bigger than Mayors, Moms, and Martyrs
"The NRA wins because it's a massive organization with a national focus, a storied history, simple branding — not to mention a constitutional amendment in its back pocket."
Hey LOOK, ACTUAL FACTS in this 'article'! The NRA is a "massive organisation" because a massive number of people believe in protecting the right to own and carry firearms.
"Until very recently, gun-control forces have been balkanized among disparate groups centered on mayors, mothers, and martyrs".
Like Mayors against illegal guns, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms demand action..... All of which are Bloomberg's. Yeah, that guy AGAIN. Not so 'balkanized'.
7. Prepare for Setbacks — and for Payback
"A greater menace than legal setbacks is, as we alluded to in step number 5, the political payback the NRA seeks to exact. In the wake of post-Newtown and Aurora reforms, the NRA has already drawn blood. It led a successful September special-election recall of two state legislators in Colorado who voted to expand gun-control in March 2013, strengthening background checks and limiting magazines to 15 rounds. It was a well-funded fight on both sides, with Bloomberg and the NRA each ponying up about $350,000. Ultimately the NRA won in a low-turnout election where its grassroots power tipped the scales."
Wait, just so I understand, RSM is whining because 2 state legislators that were anti gun got recalled. LEGALLY. RSM, you might want to wash the sand out of your diapers.
And if you have been paying attention, you noticed I skipped the worst of this garbage. Here it is.
3. Politicize Disaster, Unabashedly
"Making a political issue of the tiny coffins of dead children in the wake of a school shooting isn't just a thing that helps pass strong gun-control, it's practically the only thing in the last quarter century that's moved the needle on anti-gun-violence laws."
'Making a political issue of the tiny coffins of dead children'...... I honestly don't.... This is just.....
If you need to use 'the tiny coffins of dead children' to make your political point, you are lower than the worthless trash that murder those innocents.
Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992