The Orwellian World of Pro-Gun Conspiracies

Another, lesser pro-gun lobbyist is attacking The Pro-Gun Lobbyist, the NRA, for supporting a pro-gun bill.

I'm not making that up.

The bill, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, is apparently a backdoor bill that will allow anti-gun legislation to slip through the cracks, and the NRA is behind it. This according to the National Association For Gun Rights:

Even worse, once this bill starts moving, anyone can amend the bill with anything ... and no legislation can bind a future Congress in any way. And that doesn't count what Obamacrats in the Department of Justice might dream up as the "regulations" to carry out the legislative "intent."

But mark my words, H.R. 822, the National CCW Registration Act, will become nothing more than a Trojan Horse for even more federal gun control.

They will use this bill as the foundation to create a federal database of CCW permit holders.

You might recall how the NRA insisted that the Obama administration is actively legislating against guns by not legislating against guns. And now the NRA is getting a taste of its own Orwellian medicine.

In a larger sense, we appear to be sinking into an era in American politics when you're against something even though you're stridently for it. As near as I can tell, this is a consequence of an eight year presidency marked by Rove-style language trickery (see also "Healthy Forests Initiative"). Everyone is paranoid and no one is honest.

(This post is written as part of the Media Matters Gun Facts fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to further Media Matters’ mission to comprehensively monitor, analyze, and correct conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. Some of the worst misinformation occurs around the issue of guns, gun violence, and extremism, the fellowship program is designed to fight this misinformation with facts.)