Even I plan to get an NRA membership, and I don’t even own a gun!
Writing today for The Federalist, David Harsanyi predicted that “NRA membership and gun sales are about to spike” because of the disgraceful town hall CNN hosted Wednesday evening.
Harsanyi’s based his thesis on the deplorable behavior of the “freshly grieving children and parents [at the town hall] who aimed their ire at the NRA, politicians who are peripherally associated with the NRA and anyone who didn’t say exactly what they wanted to hear.”
“[A]ll their demonizing, heckling, sophistry, gaslighting, platitudes and emotional appeals” made it clear that what they truly seek is the full and unequivocal confiscation of firearms in America, according to Harsanyi.
Their demonic-like hatred for the Second Amendment, the National Rifle Association and anyone linked with the NRA was indeed more apparent than a neon night.
They compared Sen. Marco Rubio to Marjorie Stonemason Douglas High School mass shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz for accepting money from the NRA, and they accused NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch of being a bad mother and “murderer” for defending the Second Amendment.
Meanwhile, they chanted like maniacs in favor of a ban on “every semiautomatic rifle in America,” while ignoring less sensational (but significantly more realistic) proposals.
And this, Harsanyi argued, is why “it’s almost guaranteed that NRA membership and gun sales are about to spike” because of the town hall:
[E]vents like the CNN’s town hall go a long way in convincing gun owners that gun control advocates do have a desire to confiscate their weapons. They can’t confiscate weapons right now, so they support whatever feasible incremental steps are available to inch further toward that goal. We don’t know how this plays out in the long run. In the short run, though, it does nothing to stop the next school shooting.
In fact, in case you haven’t already, perhaps YOU too should consider signing up as an NRA member today!