Leave it to the anti-gunners of the left to lie and deceive when it comes to trying to abolish guns and the Second Amendment in our country.
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President
Once again we owe thanks to reporter Lee Williams, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for his willingness to expose the agenda of those who are the enemies of Freedom and the Second Amendment. On the day before Independence Day — July 4th, he released an article exposing the agenda of those who conspire against the Second Amendment.
We thought you should see it.
Study: Gun control groups should undermine our ‘gun culture’ to reduce gun ownership
Posted on July 3, 2015 by Lee Williams
There’s a dangerous scientific ‘study’ making the rounds, even some pro-gun websites have featured it, titled “Gun ownership and social gun culture.”
It’s bunkum — pure fiction.
It’s an insidious piece of work, written by four academics who used firearm policy information from the Brady Center and the CDC’s Injury Prevention and Control Center — two groups well known for their opposition to the Second Amendment.
The gist of the study appears to say that since gun control supporters’ long term goal is to reduce gun ownership, they ought to consider not only campaigning for gun control laws that make it more difficult to acquire or possess guns — background checks, gun registration, gun owners licensing, etc. — but focusing on policies thatcould undermine the social aspects of gun ownership.
To be clear, the authors say gun control groups need to undermine our “gun culture.”
The study does not describe these social aspects in much detail, but you can guarantee they mean everything from hunting, to target shooting competitions and clubs, to marksmanship training classes and gun shows.
This is not a new approach.
Since the 1980s, gun control groups have realized that once a person becomes part of the gun culture, they’re likely to become a single-issuevoter focused on protecting the right to keep and bear arms.
This is why anti-gun activist groups are now pushing the lie that — even though Americans have been buying guns in unprecedented numbers — gun ownership is declining.
They hope other people will essentially say, “Well, if no one is owning guns, I guess I don’t need to own guns either, or fret about additional restrictions.”
This new tact coincides with an admission by gun control supporters that pushing for extreme restrictions — handgun bans of the 1970s, “Assault Weapon” bans of the 1980s, “cop killer” bullet legislation of the 1990s, and more recent magazine restrictions — has failed.
Statistics from the FBI and DOJ: Disarming Realities: As Gun Sales Soar, Gun Crimes Plummet
More at We The People
Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.