Even back then the nra totally missed the point. Truth has no bearing on perception and lies when no one in the media is reporting truth. Neal knox was one of the most ineffective and ignorant nra chairmen. He didn't understand you can not argue rationally with totalatarians and communists who only want to disarm the people.
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent