Gun paranoia in the age of Trump

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November 21, 2016
by Steve Chapman  
Posted in 2AM Commentary, Commentary, PND Commentary

"There were plenty of agitated and even hysterical reactions to Donald Trump's election victory, but none more surprising than the one expressed in a direct mail letter I got a couple of days afterward. 'Our worst nightmare is staring us right in the face,' it declared. 'The attacks will be hitting everywhere, every day.' ... Planned Parenthood? The American Civil Liberties Union? The Council on American-Islamic Relations? No, this shriek of terror came from the National Rifle Association. ... The NRA endorsed Trump. The letter inviting me to join was obviously written and sent before his victory materialized. But it illuminates a problem that the organization and its allies will have over the next four years: how to sustain the fear and anxiety that have been so useful to them over the past eight." (11/21/16)  

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