We’re losing the culture war. Our children are growing up in a culture that hides all traces of firearms and simultaneously makes them into something evil, something that should be avoided at all costs. The unrelenting message that “guns are bad”, coupled with a total lack of positive images, will significantly impact the gun control movement in a generation – as more and more people grow up completely ignorant of firearms, less and less people will be around to fight for gun owners’ rights.Unfortunately, I believe he's correct. This was, is and has always been a battle for "hearts and minds" — I like Toy's analogy that the other side is playing chess, and we're playing checkers. Think about that when you finally get to view the industry's "huge" dreadfully expensive initiative to lure those kids into hunting birds on preserves!
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Year End Carnival of Cordite Up
Check it out here. Especially pay attention to Toys in the Attic 's thoughts on how we pay be winning in the political arena, but we're still losing the cultural war: