A few weeks ago, I was chatting with my friends about the new gun control legislation being debated in Congress.
I told them about the gun lobby, which had a lot of influence on my decision to join the group.
It was one of the biggest and most powerful lobbying groups in the United States.
I wanted to be part of the movement that was pushing for stricter gun laws, I told my friends.
My goal, they told me, was to help save lives.
They also told me that I could count on my guns, and I could rely on them to protect me from a bad guy.
The truth is, gun control advocates are a lot more interested in the lives of others than they are in their own.
And while gun control is certainly a legitimate cause, the gun industry is often at the heart of gun violence.
They are the ones who profit from gun violence, and the people who make guns for them.
They have been lobbying to make the law harder to buy, making gun sales harder to track and restricting the use of guns in mass shootings.
There is a real conflict in the gun culture, and it’s not because of gun control.
It’s because of the gun-friendly politics of the political left, according to Andrew Rosenberg, a criminologist at the University of Michigan.
Rosenberg said the left has a strong bias against gun owners, and is willing to take on anything to win votes.
He told me about a recent incident in Chicago where a young black man shot and killed six people.
The victims were shot in the back, he said.
The victim of the shooting had been living in the same neighborhood as the shooter, but he had moved out.
He had been stopped by police and questioned.
The officer said, “You’re not going to give me a gun, are you?”
The man responded, “No, I’m not.”
The officer then shot him four times in the head, killing him.
“The gun lobby wants the right to kill people, so it’s easier for them to get a gun than for other people to get one,” Rosenberg said.
There’s a long history of gun-grabbing in the US, from the 1920s to the early 1980s, when President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal pushed the nation into the arms of the firearms industry.
He didn’t do it out of fear of crime.
In fact, he did it to make money.
When he was president, the industry made billions of dollars annually.
Roosevelt also used gun control to promote his personal brand, but it was mostly an economic strategy.
It worked for a while, but then it went away.
He left office in 1932, and gun control didn’t catch on again.
When Ronald Reagan took office in 1989, the number of Americans who owned guns dropped from around 40 million to around 8 million, according a 2013 Pew Research Center study.
The NRA was largely responsible for this decline.
The organization spent millions of dollars to promote its image as a champion of gun owners.
That image was bolstered by a series of events like the 1989 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dallas, where more than 50,000 people took part in a “battleground rally” that resulted in more than 30 fatalities.
“When you see all of these deaths, and then you see a parade like that, and people come out armed, and they’re marching around with their guns and it seems like this is a great time to do it, the NRA has a pretty good track record,” Rosenberg told me.
The gun lobby also has a long-standing relationship with the Democratic Party.
“Their power is in their ability to control the gun debate in Congress,” Rosenberg continued.
That is, the people that they are able to control get to vote.
The group’s political strategy is also rooted in a desire to protect gun ownership and protect gun manufacturers from competition from outside competitors.
Rosenberg’s research has shown that the more guns Americans own, the more likely they are to be likely to buy a gun.
This is true even when it comes to the types of guns that Americans buy.
When Americans were asked if they would buy a handgun if they could, 80 per cent of them said yes.
But if you only got a shotgun, the figure dropped to only 35 per cent.
When asked if the same would happen if they were asked whether they would want to buy guns if they didn’t have a gun license, only 15 per cent answered yes.
In a 2014 study, Rosenberg found that the gun manufacturers were much more likely to lobby for legislation to make it easier for consumers to buy handguns.
They lobbied for a ban on assault weapons, and a ban for semiautomatic rifles.
“If we’re going to be talking about making the gun market more regulated, it’s very important that we don’t just talk about banning assault weapons and we’re not talking about banning automatic rifles,” Rosenberg explained.
There are three primary ways that