I don't think that word means what you think it means...

"To have somebody that I consider a friend, have been with dozens of times, shared meals with, treated as a friend, to have her be an employee, a subcontracted spy for the NRA, is just mind-boggling. It's so venal," Miller said. "In the battle of ideas with the gun lobby, we're at a constant disadvantage because we're honest."
From a story about the NRA's alleged "spy" within gun control organizations.  I don't think that "honest" means what Miller thinks it means.  Why?  Well, let's plug in the wayback machine and take a look at what the Violence Policy Center has to say about their "assault weapons" strategy:
Assault weapons -- just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms -- are a new topic. The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons -- anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun -- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons.
Honest, hmm?  Right.

This entry was published Mon Aug 18 13:01:23 CDT 2008 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2008-08-18 13:01:23.0. [Tweet]

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