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  • Why do they ignore the existence of gun advocacy groups besides the NRA?

     Margaret updated 11 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 18 Posts
  • Margaret

    Member
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Firearms Policy Coalition doesn’t have a Wikipedia page. Generally that happens when there are no mainstream sources to establish notability. So, if NYT/CNN/NBC never mentions it, it can’t be published on Wikipedia. Twitter wouldn’t verify them either.

    The 2nd Amendment Foundation has been around for decades, they brought *Heller* to the Supreme Court, but they are never mentioned in the mainstream media.

    Out of the three gun rights groups involved in the *Miller v. Bonta* case, which did Gavin Newsom choose to pick on during his press conference the other day? Not the FPC, not the 2AF, but the California Pistol and Rifle Association, which he called “a wholly owned subsidiary of the NRA”. It’s an NRA affiliate group.

    So to the MSM, there’s the NRA. Everything else shall not be named other than with vague and sinister phrase “the gun lobby”.

    Discuss.

  • MemeMastAssBlast

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    They don’t want to admit that there are more people advocating for guns other than the NRA for a couple reasons

    1. NRA is fairly liberal, banning bump stocks and having several rules on what guns can be owned is pretty anti gun if you ask me.

    2. NRA agrees with them, for the most part

    3. The other groups you mentioned raise very good points, points that they can’t refute. So they choose to not acknowledge them in hopes they go away

  • pongo000

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Who cares about Wikipedia. Its left wing progressive policies are at the whim of a small cadre of authoritarian editors who run the show as they see fit.

    Wikipedia long ago gave up any [pretense of “site neutrality.”](https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/10/29/analysis-conservative-wikipedia-editors-six-times-more-likely-to-face-sanctions-than-leftists/)

  • Totally_Not_Cypher

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    It’s a double edged sword, for both sides. On the one hand, less named groups means the average person sees less groups to ally with. The other groups are seen as fringe or outcasts. Which means less supporters and less donations. It also means less gun grabbers know about them which let’s them have more freedom before being named.

  • runz_with_waves

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    FPC for the win!

  • chubbyprimate

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Probably because NRA has mainstreamed and become tame and toothless. They capitulate to everything not Fudd approved which essentially would be permissive to bans like Australia. “They” can enact the infringements while still being able to claim they worked with the oldest largest gun advocacy group in the country

  • 58_Wedge

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    The NRA changed at one point to firearms advocacy to a political organization supporting the Republican party.

    This includes either tacit or outright support for anti-gun policies put forth by Republicans (bump stocks).

    They have been around for a long time and, to their credit, are good at inserting themselves into the national consciousness (including the “own the libs” rhetoric only meant to trigger and divide that’s been popular for a while) while FPC and GOA do yeoman’s work without the pretense.

  • ValidAvailable

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    They want a villain, a face to have their Two Minutes Of Hate over.

    Rules For Radicals #12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

    Gun Owners aren’t tens of millions of American citizens, but *those guys* over there buying politicians.

  • pork26

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    The NRA has been the MSN and gun control advocates boogie man since the Clinton years. The NRA got the blame deservingly, after so many politicians getting voted out of office for voting for the “assault weapons” ban.

  • MotheroftheworldII

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Shhh, let these groups quietly go about doing their great work for us. By the media not mentioning them congress can’t work to stop them from promoting the 2A.

  • Augie9012

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    I’m sure the NRA being run by a thug like LaPierre also has something to do with it. He’s always quoted about different subjects in news stories. I don’t even know who runs the other groups and I like it that way. LaPierre is about himself and using NRA dues for his personal gain, while the heads of the other groups care about protecting the second amendment rights of Americans.

  • GertB_Frobe

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Dude shut up. Yea the NRA sucks but they’re also the dam holding back all the grabbers from destroying the smaller pro gun groups that do actual advocacy. Let the MSM think that only the NRA exist.

  • drcutler1026

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    If they don’t mention the other groups, FPC, GOA, SAF, then it is less likely people will know they are out there.

  • Mechanical-Cannibal

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Now that the FPC has won a major lawsuit (California AWB) & GOA-sponsored Constitutional Carry bills are passing left & right, expect those organizations to be achieve notoriety soon.

    But you raise a good question: why does the media act like the NRA are the only gun lobbyists? Personally, I think the anti-gunners are more comfortable pretending that only the NRA is the problem. They want to believe there’s an evil corporation, probably owned by gun manufacturers, inflicting guns on America. Like how tobacco corporations inflicted cigarettes on America. And that gun-owners are brain-washed victims of NRA propaganda.

    It scares them to think that Americans love guns organically, of our own volition. It scares them to think that bankrupting the NRA won’t do a goddamn thing to sway the public’s love for 2A. It scares them to think that 1/3 of this country won’t comply.

  • BenevolentBlackbird

    Guest
    June 14, 2021 at 8:42 am

    Shhhh.

    Let the NRA take the heat in public while all the other groups do the real work behind the scenes.

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