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    when they have legions of followers who are willing to do it for free on social media?

    After digesting this for a few days, I'd like to think that the NRA's facade is starting to crack and that people are waking up to what the NRA really seems to want: a private army. I think that their "individuals have the right to guns" 2nd Amendment argument covers the fact that it's really the "well-regulated militia" part that they want to protect. Of course, it would be "well-regulated" by the NRA and gun makers, not by any government. To me, their thinking goes something along the lines of "Well, if we can keep convincing the government that individuals have this right, then the government won't try to stop individuals with guns from forming groups. And, hey, if something bad is happening and one or some of these groups happens to be nearby then they can save the day. Then no one will hate guns anymore. Win win for everyone!"

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