That's good stuff, HP. Unfortunately, it'll almost certainly be lost on anyone who reads it. There are two kinds of people in those organizations: those who are completely brainwashed, and those who are so drunk with power that they don't care what the truth is.
Despite all of the evidence to the contrary, these people continue to insist that guns are evil
, the source of all violence and the motivator of crime. Why? I believe that, for most of them, it is not something they are taught to believe, or even something they want to believe. They need
to believe it. Some people simply cannot accept that human beings - themselves
, even - possess the capacity for hatred, violence, and ultimately the murder of their fellow men. The psyche reaches out for something, anything
on which to displace its dark nature. Conveniently, our culture offers up a device for just that purpose: the gun. Hollywood has placed, deep in our collective unconscious, endless images of death, destruction, and horror - all caused by guns. When presented with this ready scapegoat, their minds are unable to resist. A nemesis is born.
These people will never give up, because they're not fighting for anything so trivial as peace, or safety, or their children's future. They fight to keep their worlds from unraveling, to keep the dark side of human nature at a safe distance, and to keep their hands forever clean. They will stop at nothing, sure in the conviction that without these amulets of evil, no human hand will ever be raised against another.