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Posted on the 03 February 2013 by Mikeb302000

This Week Panel Spars Over Paul Krugman’s Assertion That NRA ‘Revealed’ As ‘Insane Organization’


“What strikes me is we’ve actually gotten a glimpse into the mindset, though, of the pro-gun people and we’ve seen certainly Wayne LaPierre and some of these others. It’s bizarre,” he said. They have this vision that we’re living in a Mad Max movie and that nothing can be done about it. That America cannot manage unless everybody’s prepared to shoot intruders, that the idea that we have police forces that provide public safety is somehow totally impractical, despite the fact that, you know, that is, in fact, the way we live.”
The “terms of the debate have shifted,” Krugman added. “Now the craziness of the extreme pro-gun lobby has been revealed, and that has got to move the debate and got to move the legislation at least to some degree.”
Yes, plenty of gun owners fine, Krugman said, responding to the criticism that he’s lumping everyone together. But guns are the problem.
“The lobbying groups, the NRA is now revealed as an insane organization, and that matters quite a lot,” he said.

It's kind of refreshing that the vast majority of Americans are realizing just how wacky the NRA is.  But it's something I've sagely noted for quite some time.
BTW, it's rather amusing to note the intertoobz  has discovered the NRA has an Enemies List.   This is something we've known about for, oh, about 10 years.

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