I'm not sure anti-gun people are any more indoctrinated than pro-gun people in general. It's not like the NRA doesn't use spin and over the top rhetoric to get what they want, same as the Brady campaign does.
Thanks very much for your comments.
No I will agree with you. While gun control advocates many of whom are firearm owners all have some indoctrination in the hate and fear of guns or guns in the "wrong hands" and seek to limit that with gun control measures. Firearm owners seem to be convinced the way to fight gun control is to instil some sort of appreciation for guns. So they sell guns, services, training, tests, memberships, activity and shooting including shooting sports.
I have noted no variation in firearm owners approach over the many years I have been involved at the coal face of this fight. In fact it is near impossible to achieve any real change in "strategy". I use that loosely as there is no real strategy or objective for firearm owners in fighting gun control.
If there is I am still waiting for somebody to state it.
I took them because it was something fun to do. In both the cases where I took people who were hesitant about it at first, it was the wife/girlfriend of a friend of mine who wanted to go with her SO when I took him.
Great most do have fun because it is fun ;-)
I guess what I am trying to say is that a person who owns a firearm is not automatically a person who objects to gun control. We keep forgetting that and think firearm owners are immune to gun control propaganda.
I saw this paraphrased the other day as gun control advocates fighting for their safety while firearm owners warn of some apocalyptic event if they don't have guns.
That is actually not far from the truth and it really does show exactly what is wrong with firearm owners "strategy". No amount of warning or protection of any object will trump a persons fears for their own safety.
The problem is that is impossible to sell because firearm organisations are not interested unless they get something out of it. To them "for the greater good" is something other organisations do yet gun control only does for the greater good.
The problem is that the propaganda of gun control is not being countered by firearm organisations. It gives gun control an almost free hand. Look what that has got us so far or look to other countries to see where it is going.