Unfortunately, my father is a supporter of the NRA and, more unfortunately, we have the same name. Because of these facts, my father’s mail comes to my house because it is easier for me to separate out our mail instead of worrying about him remembering to send any of mine he got. This of course means that I have to deal with the NRA magazine he gets. The covers are always bold and hard to miss. The most recent cover; however, just reinforced to me the paranoid fear mongering that is the hallmark of the NRA political agenda. The cover had the quote,
“if they ban one, they can ban them all”.
This statement is totally about getting their members to agree with the NRA’s actions out of fear. There is a kernel of truth to the statement, but historical precedence shows that rarely do actions of that nature really spread to the extreme. Yet, the NRA is unable to face the truth that the banning of some guns may not actually lead to a full ban on all guns, since that would not fit their cause. Be that as it may, I have come up with an equally valid quote that is fear based and has the same kernel of truth to it while being opposite in agenda to theirs.
“if one can kill, they all can kill”