2 thoughts on “Do it! – please

  1. p/s says:

    “Former gun industry insider explains why he left to fight for the other side” https://www.npr.org/2021/11/22/1056871881/gunfight-author-ryan-busse
    “…”After Columbine, [the NRA] stumbled upon this idea that fear and conspiracy and hatred of the other could be used to drive and win political races,” he says. “And, accidentally, those are exactly the same things that in high doses drove unhealthy portions of firearm sales.”
    Busse notes that when he first started out, weapons manufacturers refused to market high-powered automatic weapons to the public. But, he says, the gun makers and the NRA have since embraced military-style weapons and tactical gear, branding them as symbols of masculinity and patriotism. This is when, he says, “the frightening vigilante activity that we have seen with Kyle Rittenhouse or the various other incidents across the country really got its start.”
    See also “A secret tape made after Columbine shows the NRA’s evolution on school shootings” https://www.npr.org/2021/11/09/1049054141/a-secret-tape-made-after-columbine-shows-the-nras-evolution-on-school-shootings

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