Images of the Antis: Grassroots

Found this one and really thought it was worth a look:

See this shows how different anti-freedom and pro-freedom think. Really up until the 1990s concealed carry wasn’t a very popular activity. It was always done here in the Northeast and it wasn’t until the 2nd Half of the 20th Century where restrictions started showing up, but for the rest of the country it was much different.

Still anti-gun groups are all top-down organizations. They have a single or a small handful of operators and then a bunch of tiers under them that essentially do their bidding and follow lockstep. Hell even Joan Peterson as a Brady Campaign Director doesn’t actually DO anything to influence what the Brady Campaign does, she’s just a soldier following orders, hence why when her blog even betrays her masters, there isn’t even a flap about it. She’s just “little people” to people like Dan Gross.

Meanwhile the NRA is a true grass-roots groups. They have REAL members who can come and go as they please and vote for how the organization is run. Tam has a great article about finding an old NRA magazine in a shop. Now the antis see the changes this organization has done as RADICAL, and somehow think that the NRA should be how it was from the day it was founded, because that’s how they roll. Sure Handgun Control International is now the Brady Campaign, but they’re still a group looking to ban handguns.

Meanwhile the NRA is an organic group, they change with the times, and the sentiments. There’s a lot of talk about the NRA’s new found support for lessening restrictions on NFA items, when previously they were amenable to EXPANSION of the NFA. This isn’t the group becoming “radical” its just a group that changes with time and maintains relevancy.

Hence why the gun control groups are only becoming less and less relevant. They DON’T have members to report to, they’re totalitarian dictatorships forcing people to march behind them, while groups like the NRA follow behind the simple annual members and help make their voices better heard.

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3 Responses to Images of the Antis: Grassroots

  1. docstrange says:

    Eh. That’s like attributing Mussolini quotes to an Italian PM or . It’s from 80 years ago!

    These same people would readily disclaim George Wallace’s comments on integration or Sanger’s racist, pro-eugenics quotes as having nothing to do with their organizations today, though. You know, ’cause “that’s different!”

    • The_Jack says:

      Or FDR’s putting American citizens into camps based purely on their ethnicity?

      This also ties into the Red Team thinking. The antis seem unable to comprehend how the NRA functions and the mechanism for how the organization would change its policy

      Which is very telling because the antis keep trying to make their own NRA.

  2. Bubblehead Les says:

    I think they’ll be even more changes in the Future as the “Good Old Boys” die off and the Young Urban Generation takes over. The 30-something Guy living in the Burbs with his Wife and Kids probably isn’t as concerned as What Caliber for Black-Tail Deer so much as What Caliber for Urban Goblins making a Raid.

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