Last night, at a local restaurant in downtown Champaign (one with a flair a little left of center based upon clientele in general), we overheard an interesting conversation.
It was five university-types sitting around. One with a Brit accent seemed to be getting quizzed by four others.
Our ears perked up when we heard “Guns Save Life”.
In short, Champaign-Urbana is an “NRA Stronghold” and they cited the publicity about Guns Save Life in the local media and the fact “their” community is SURROUNDED by Guns Save Life’s highway signs.
They were particularly concerned, indeed upset, by all of those signs that around the University of Illinois’ hometown.
They lamented the fact that it’s an NRA stronghold, and how that drives “good folks” out of town.
Yes, folks. The NRA is seen by these people as their kryptonite. They tremble when the NRA’s power is discussed. NRA members are Satan’s agents to these people.
When it was all said and done, I wondered: If a black or Latino family moved next door to them, would that also cause small-minded, gun-hating bigots to leave town as well?