There were plenty of agitated and even hysterical reactions to Donald Trump’s election victory, but none more surprising than the one expressed in a direct mail letter gun owner Steve Chapman got a couple of days afterward.
“Our worst nightmare is staring us right in the face,” it declared. “The attacks will be hitting everywhere, every day.” It invited him to fill out a survey. “By answering this survey today, you’re drawing a line in the sand—making it clear to politicians across America that you’re not going to stand by while extremists trample our individual liberties.”
Planned Parenthood? The American Civil Liberties Union? The Council on American-Islamic Relations? No, this shriek of terror came from the National Rifle Association.