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Gunslinger 1 10, 9:16pm

@VinnyHavoc This is true, and a lot of it has to do with the politicization of the NRA back in the late 1960's and early 1970's. It went from an organization that promoted marksmanship, safety, and shooting sports (It originated after the Civil War when it was realized that many of the conscripts for the Union didn't know how to shoot) to a political organization for promoting conservative policy and candidates.

And it was literally taken over by using scare tactics that black people were arming themselves so white people needed guns to protect themselves. It all happened right after the Black Panthers started bringing shotguns to their political rallies.

The whole history of the NRA since the late 1960's is pretty scary.

More info: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/radiolab-presents-more-perfect-gun-show





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