Looks like there was a mole in the gun control movement.Â Usually when this kind of thing happens, paranoia sets in, and further people are suspected of being moles.Â Hey Peter, Doug… Paul is a Republican.Â From a very pro-gun state.Â Haven’t you found that to be a little suspicious?Â Just sayin.Â If you want to find out the truth on this matter, I would suggest following these instructions.Â My understanding is that it’s very effective.
But in all seriousness, I don’t know how much useful intelligence can actually be gleaned by this kind of activity.Â I mean, the gun control groups aren’t exactly a secret society, and neither is the National Rifle Association.Â Michael Moore is famously an NRA Life Member with an eye on getting other anti-gun folks to join and take over the organization.Â It’s not a new idea.
I can’t say I really condone or approve of what McFate/Sapone did in this circumstance, mostly because, as a gun rights activist, I don’t really think whatever information can be gleaned from such activity is worth the amount of support I’d have to provide my political opponents to obtain it.Â So says Bryan Miller:
The McFate operation, says Miller, “would confirm for me the way that the gun lobby works, which is no rules, no question of fairness or honesty. Anything that they can do they will do to protect the profits of the gun industry.”
Pot, meet kettle.Â I agree with Bryan that tactics like this are dishonest, and not on the up and up, but there’s nothing fair or honest about politics, and the gun control movement has not exactly played clean and honest either.Â Bryan, particularly, regularly misrepresents what legislation his organization supports is intended to do.Â I would be happy to play the game clean… but if we did that, people would see the truth about gun control.Â Can’t have that.