Apparently, National Rifle Association leaders thought they could bully the hundreds of mayors who have joined a coalition called Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
It looks like the bully brought a boomerang to a political gunfight.
The NRA sent postcards to its members around the country in typically hysterical fashion, calling the Mayors group every name but American. (Remember their literature last year against President Obama found to be “intentionally dishonest” and “pants on fire wrong” by PolitiFact? Same thing).
Yet America’s mayors, law enforcement officers and community voices — rather than ask the NRA how high they should jump — are telling NRA leaders to go jump in the lake.
It seems to me the NRA is on a bad roll. Last month the protesters carrying guns at the town hall meetings backfired on them, and now this. If it keeps up, the more passionate and aggressive gun folks may decide to change their tune.
What do you think? All those reports of mayors abandoning the cause and all those other reports about mayors who were criminals themselves, were what, exaggerations I suppose? I'm sure they were true, it's just the way they were presented you'd have thought the whole operation was about to fold.
Do you agree with Sebastian that this is a movement which could enjoy a certain success? Do you agree with his underlying idea that the MAIG has longer range goals, bigger than the ones presented currently? Is that something to worry about for gun owners?
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