And Gomer Pyle sez: "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
It is unusual for me to do two posts from the same link, but my first reaction to this Adam Winkler piece merely pointed out that we don't need the NRA to defend our liberties. That is certainly true. But what I didn't notice until after a discussion with a long-time friend is what a gift Winkler has made us with this confession in the same article:
The fastest-growing minority group in America is Latinos. Between 2000 and 2010, the nation’s Latino population grew by 43 percent. Hispanics, which make up 17 percent of the population today, are expected to grow to 30 percent of the population in the coming decades. Gun control is extremely popular among Hispanics, with 75 percent favoring gun safety over gun rights.
It is impossible to overstate the favor that Winkler has done us by this triumphalist bragging about the "demographics gonna get yo momma" message to the NRA. This collectivist's inadvertent confession not only confirms their evil, confiscationist intentions but it absolutely condemns the NRA's "single-issue" avoidance of the illegal invasion threat. My partner in thought crime David Codrea has been banging this drum for some time now, only to be ignored or ridiculed by the NRA partisans on the Internet. The NRA, says these "pragmatists" (dubbed "prags" by the rest of us "radicals"), is a single issue organization and cannot get involved in the fight against illegal immigration. Now one of their worst enemies is unintentionally proving David's critique of the deliberately clueless NRA. I doubt we will hear anything about this from the likes of Say Uncle or Sebastian Snowflake, but Winkler has proven our case against the "single issue" canard, which is just a figleaf for the NRA's own cowardly caution.
Like Gomer Pyle said, "Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"