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Facing an ever steeper uphill battle gun control proponents rebrand themselves

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 07:32 AM
It hasnt been a good past few years for the gun control crowd.

Despite dancing in the blood of Giffords the Brady Campaign is essentially bankrupt, losing personnel and losing clout.

States across the country are dropping their most totalitarian restrictions and provisions either willingly or under pressure from high courts.

And NYC is making front page news on a weekly basis for abusing perfectly honest and harmless citizens with it's absurd infringements and then lying incessantly to paint these victims as addict, thugs and threats.

It seems the movement has hired some PR firm to re-brand themselves.

Apparently "gun control" is too aggressive. Too authoritarian.

The new term is "reform." Gun "reform."

Some of the country's most prominent gun reformers are urging President Obama to promote stricter firearm rules in tonight's national address.

The language game never ends. Will semantics change hearts? Of course they will. They always do. But will it change enough hearts to matter?

Is the TSA fisting your rump simply transportation reform?

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 07:59 AM
Thanks for the "heads up".

"a rose by any other name smells as sweet"...
Its all too Easy to pick these "a-holes" out no matter what they call themselves...
kinda like "communists";collectivists and and hardcore socialists.Whatever fancy nuanced words come out of their mouths .
You already know what they are selling under the comes from the south end of a northbound steer.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:12 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Gun "reform". *cough*
Sounds like healthcare "reform".

Personally, they can take their "reform" and place it in a spot where it's impolite to discuss.

( I am now "reforming" my hand into a position where a middle finger is at an altitude greater than the others and waving it in the general direction of DC)

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:15 AM
reply to post by beezzer

Uh-oh. Sounds like you might need to be sent away for some outlook reform.

I should add that groups pushing to fight back against states draconian legislation use the term "reform" too.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:33 AM

Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by beezzer

Uh-oh. Sounds like you might need to be sent away for some outlook reform.

I've been on THAT list for a looooong time!

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 08:40 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

Thanks for the heads up as ehemmm "gun reform" is a topic that interests me quite a bit.
I have reformed many guns and they always leave my posession looking and or functioning much better than they previously did!

But this other brand of "gun reformers" ...
It is really awesome when the anti gun crowd realizes that guns do not kill people, politicians do!
They find out that to preserve their lives, they must embrace this simple idea!
Eat the wolf before he/she eats you.
It is just too bad that so many gun companies went under or were bought up by conglomerats.
We might have had better selection and pricing.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 09:01 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

(couldn't resist)

I imagine that the current administration will embrace gun "reform". . . ahem . . .

Fast and Furious!

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:17 AM
If this could be taken as any kind of a "sign", then it would be a good one. The name was changed because the movement is losing traction.

"Gun control" didn't begin during the Cold War for a reason. A nation cannot repeatedly warn its people of impending disaster, and then take their guns. Silly, silly, silly. For this reason, "gun reform" won't work either. Any gun-related movement will pique the curiosity of gun makers and owners everywhere, and in turn, they will hire their own PR firms.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 10:25 AM
The most basic application of the Alinsky Method from Rules For Radicals.
Control the language, control the argument.

Good catch.
Here's to hoping more states and people wake up and start pushing for a restoring of rights.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 11:22 AM
reply to post by thisguyrighthere

Plain and simple, the Powers that be wants us to willingly hand over our weapons to them, thus making us basically harmless to them. Put yourself in the shoes of a Rich Elite Banker right now. They have to be scared half to death, what with OWS doing their thing, Militia rumors, Patriot Groups yelling and walking around armed, and all of the recent guns sales, and the issue of CCW permits. Yes, they are scared, and this fear comes our in anti guns bills on the Hill. They will never take our guns, period. But that does not stop them from trying all the time.

American Sovereign with the Right to Bear Arms.

Remember, if you do not KNOW your Constitutional Rights, you do not have any.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 02:51 PM
My plain and simple goes like this. Gun 'control' has been a dismal failure and continues to stimulate gun sales. I can recall 4 big 'they are coming to take our guns' scares since 1978! I'm still waiting!

This is what the powers that be want so that when the SHTF (a false flag EMP?) the guns will be used by the masses against the masses leaving just the elites and a servant class. Reducing the population by 2/3 over a few years of chaos makes control of the remainder much easier. Consider the big picture and the components of their agenda fall into place.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:16 PM
I am actually in complete favor of gun law reforming...


Didn't the good ole SCOTUS decide with the '39 US vs. Miller when they agreed with the US that the 2nd Amendment protects ownership of military-type weapons that we'd use as part of the militia if we were called out? I believe they did, now where my full auto rifle with that tax stamp?


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