Skip to comments.Democratic anti-gun 'guide' urged using Trayvon Martin's death to hit NRA, guns
Posted on 08/07/2013 10:10:05 AM PDT by neverdem
Just revealed Democratic anti-NRA talking points urge anti-gun advocates and politicians to hype high-profile gun incidents like the Florida slaying of Trayvon Martin to win support for new gun control laws.
In talking points likely followed by top Democratic leaders including President Obama after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December, the anti-gun "guide" urged gun foes to speak out when a shooting "creates a unique climate" to shout down the National Rifle Association.
"The most powerful time to communicate is when concern and emotions are running at their peak," said the 80-page document titled "Preventing Gun Violence Through Effective Messaging," and produced by three Democratic firms led by the polling and research outfit Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.
The guide was produced in 2012, before the Sandy Hook shootings. According to a report posted on NRA News, it was developed to help anti-gun advocates in Washington State's effort to control gun purchases, though it clearly has national overtones and uses, especially as groups like Mayors Against Illegal Guns a Greenberg Quinlan Rosner client expand their fight for gun control.
The guide spells out how to talk about gun control and when to press the issue, the best time being in the wake of a publicized shooting. For example, it calls on gun control advocates to speak out, "don't wait" for the facts, after a shooting like Martin's heightens awareness of the issue.
"The debate over gun violence in America is periodically punctuated by high-profile gun violence incidents including Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson, the Trayvon Martin killing, Aurora, and Oak Creek. When an incident such as these attracts sustained media attention, it creates a unique climate for our communications efforts," said the guide.
"A high-profile gun violence incident temporarily draws more people into the conversation about gun violence," added the talking points. "We should rely on emotionally powerful language, feelings and images to bring home the terrible impact of gun violence," said the guide, which also urged advocates use images of scary looking guns and shooting scenes to make their point.
Clearly the president and other Democratic leaders followed the talking points in the aftermath of the horrific Newtown, Conn. shootings last December. The talking points, for example, suggest phrases politicians should use speaking about mass shootings, and at least three were adopted by the president in just one speech last March on gun violence. Despite the Obama led effort, during which he sometimes surrounded himself with the families of Sandy Hook victims, Congress didn't adopt any gun control legislation.
Much of the focus of the guide is the National Rifle Association, which the Democratic consultants warned is considered a "mainstream organization by most Americans." While slapping the NRA to liberals is accepted, "when we are communicating with the general public, we need to be aware of the fact that, beyond our base, people have a positive impression of the organization and it's role."
The talking points even include language politicians should not direct at the NRA including, "The NRA is an extremist organization and they have to be stopped."
Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com.
This has been available for a while now and I reposted Saturday:
It is important to know what the gun grabbers are doing.
Other sites had lost the link to this propaganda:
3 posted on Saturday, August 03, 2013 10:07:22 AM by G Larry
Using the dead bodies to push their agenda.
Meanwhile in Chicago where gun laws are the tightest gun laws are failing to do the job.
1. Black gangs want guns.
2. White people who fear thugs like Trayvon want guns.
Bottom line: George Zimmerman had a gun and he is alive. Trayvon Martin didn't and he is dead. This truth is not lost on people with a brain.
If Zimmerman were allowed to open carry then Martin would most likely be alive today.
Back-door Gun Control, legislated from the bench. Thats all there ever is or was to the Zimmerman Trial.
Striking terror into Whiteys heart is a twofer...
I asked Mayor Rhambo to deputize the Million Moms Against Guns and send them into the Chicago ‘hoods to round up the illegal guns. Perhaps with a contingent from Baraq’s BATF.
So far no action by either party....
RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy.
~ Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
I looked at it more broadly.
The idea of armed neighborhood watch citizens, and successful, armed self-defense, just really disturbs liberals.
You have an obligation to be a victim.
Otherwise, there ability for gaining control and destroying your freedom and liberty, is at risk.
**** the dims.
Like I said, frightening Whitey into submission is a bonus.
What makes you think the outcomes in Chicago are not intended? I contend that these laws are doing exactly what was intended.
Why is no one asking the Martins how they raised Skittles. Did they help with his homework? Did they meet with his teachers? Did they ever ground him for bad behavior or suspensions. Did they ever meet his “friends” to be sure they were not a bad influence? What did they ever do to keep him out of trouble, handle guns, smoke weed, steal jewelry? Or were they just bad parents? To me it seems they need to be asked some hard questions about Trayvon’s upbringing and see what excuses they give.
I haven’t purchased a handgun in a while, but I’m thinking about a .45 ACP later this year, to augment my 9mms. I read that while a 9mm will kill a man’s body, a .45 will kill a man’s soul.
Yer just a raciss snoopy-nose. With legitimate questions.
The commie libs don’t care about their toddler, Trayvon. This is about the anti-gun Nazis confiscating guns and Mom and Pops Trayvon getting rich and becoming celebrities. IMHO.
That’s the reason I don’t have one yet...I don’t know if I can shoot one straight. It’s pointless to have a soul-killing round when I can’t hit the target.
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