Today on NPR the topic is again gun control. As always, it's entertaining, if not necessarily informative. Again their "advocate" for gun rights is our favorite astroturfer, Richarch Feldman from The Indpendent Firearms Owners Association. You know, that guy I've mentioned before who claims to be the head of a gun rights organization who actually support gun control. Displaying the opposition as being much closer to your opinion is how they try to shape public opinion by skewing what the middle ground is.
But my favorite part is the panel explaining why gun control efforts failed. They claimed there was a conspiracy to stop the Manchin-Toomey amendment, that the only reason it didn't pass because people didn't understand what was in it. (Their words, not mine.)
This highlights why they haven't been successful. They aren't acknowledging reality. They have this elitist belief than anyone who doesn't agree with them must be stupid, uninformed or delusional. Sadly, by believing that they are embracing delusion themselves. But that's OK. As long as they continue to be delusional they aren't going to be effective at taking away any of my rights.