-Olde timey people,
agreeing with me
Ok, settle down, I'm not saying that people who love the gun lobby are a bunch of right-wing loonies who care more about their particular interpretation of the 2nd Amendment than things like safety and children. I am not saying that. I may think it, but I would never say it. Out loud. Where they can hear me.
|The Constitution doesn't say you can't have an ICBM, so clearly the|
founding fathers meant for you to have one in your back yard.
|Also, this happened.|
|You got your two-year old a kitten? |
Yeah, that's nice, but I don't give a shit.
Let's talk about Downton Abbey instead.
And television is just one of the entertainment industry's many teats we all suckle on. People love movies, books and video games. People really love music, even country (which is objectively terrible). So what gives? Are the people polled a bunch of filthy liars? Sort of.
|Above: Social commentary. It's subtle, |
so I'll explain: We're the baby pigs.
|It's funny 'cause...Congress!|
The NRA is a specific organization and people either support them or they don't. The entertainment industry is the thing that's turning our children into unfeeling zombies who can't tell the difference between Grand Theft Auto and running over hookers in real life.
|If you run over a prostitute in GTA they sometimes leave behind stacks of money. In real |
life they leave behind forensic evidence. If it's cash you're after, you should run over the pimps.
|"Help shape national opinion?|
Sure, I've got five minutes."
"Who? The gun lobby? Those assholes who find loopholes in the assault rifle ban and bribe those idiots in Congress whom I loathe? I hate the gun lobby, boo! Oh, the NRA? I think my grandpa was a member or something...maybe it was NAMBLA, I don't remember, anyway I gotta go, I think I'm missing Breaking Bad."
-Randomly chosen, anonymous people whose
opinions are for some reason important to us
Yeah, I'm aware that I'm pretty biased abut this, but no matter what your opinion of the NRA, you've got to admit this poll is at best suspect. Like, if instead of asking a series of questions the pollsters offered respondents either a year of premium cable for free or a year of free NRA membership complete with...I don't know, a tote bag or whatever, like seriously, which do you think would win?
|"I could be watching Season 3 of Game of Thrones, but instead I got a |
tote bag that says I Carry and a monthly newsletter about how President
Obama was secretly born in Kenya. Oh well, I made my choice."
*Ok, actually I think most of us would be hard pressed to name their Congress person, but you get the idea.