I just got a phone call from a firm getting paid to do a survey for the NRA. They’re calling patriotic gun rights supporters in Massachusetts. Would I be willing to listen to a message from Wayne LaPierre (the NRA leader) and answer a few questions?
“Sure,” I said.
Wayne then told me that the government wants to take all our guns from us and “refuses to catch the bad guys.” Because if there’s one credible criticism about Obama, it’s that he’s not going far enough in trying to catch bad guys.
After the message, a live human asked me if I agreed with Wayne LaPierre.
“Absolutely not,” I said.
“Thank you very much,” the guy said as he was about to hang up.
“You’re hanging up on me because I disagree? That’s how you do a survey? That’s completely corrupt.”
“Ok, fine, you want to answer the questions, I’ll be happy to ask them.”
The questions were both of the “Did you know that Obama is on record saying…” sort. One was about banning all guns. The other was about taxing guns.
I answered truthfully “No” to both.
So, in the end, the NRA won.