Originally Posted by LiberalGunOwner
is your objection that they are the largest? It is my opinion that the NRA does not represent gun owners well and use fear mongering to enhance the profits of ammunition and firearm companies. Yes it is an assumption, but one that ifind to be well founded.
Well if you base an individuals honesty on the number of questions they answer,... well that your method. The quality of the answer as well as the quality of the question is more important to me.
i will only adress this one response cause i have no objection to the others bases on what you said.
Fear mongering sounds sinister. I think there are hundreds of folks in congress that dont think the second ammendment is in the same league as the others. Not sure how much fear mongering is needed. They basically mail out quotes, statements, the minutes from UN meetings. Read the minutes from a UN meeting. Pretty scary stuff, no interpretation from the NRA, just the leaders words on their own merit, and what they explicitly say they have done, and their objectives for the future.
I think you are making a mistake called post hoc fallacy
Post hoc ergo propter hoc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Post hoc ergo propter hoc
for "after this, therefore because (on account) of this", is a logical fallacy
(of the questionable cause
variety) which states, "Since that event followed
this one, that event must have been caused
by this one." It is often shortened to simply post hoc
and is also sometimes referred to as false cause
, coincidental correlation
or correlation not causation
. It is subtly different from the fallacy *** hoc ergo propter hoc
, in which the chronological ordering of a correlation is insignificant.
i have seen no such evidence that correlates with what you suspect. I sense a tinge of the liberal in you comming out that "profits" are bad, or folks are being hoodwinked etc. People like guns in america, they always have, going back to the earliest days. Folks used to spend allot more on weaponry in the past. pre america days a knights armor would cost many years wages, sometimes as much as 6-7 years wages. Guns would cost a years wage. People running out and buying guns, when things are unstable, that happens all over the world, in places the NRA does not broadcast a message. I think that alone shoots a major hole in your conspiracy theory.
I just saw a AK47 documentary/special. The said the sales in AK47s, thier supply, and price is the litmus test in many countries for stability and faith of people in the government.