Originally Posted by RussP
Then why are you promoting, advocating, endorsing, and suggesting offering a compromise up front?
For a couple of reasons.
First, as you seemingly already understand, it (hopefully) would serve to defuse the masses. As I have stated several times in other threads, this is the most important thing to do.
Second, we firearms owners (through the NRA) would look compassionate and understanding in the eyes of the general public, further defusing the masses.
Thirdly, we (through the NRA) would actually be involved in the legislative process. We would be able to exert some control over the specifics of what gets passed. We would be doing pro-active damage control.
The Health Care Industry virtually wrote Obummer Care? Why? Because they were smart. They got involved at the very beginning, and had a hand in crafting that legislation, making sure that their own collective butts were covered.
If we move forward from a basic belief that some sort of anti-gun legislation is going to pass
, then it would be smart to be pro-active in our approach. To actually be involved.