Overt Politics: For those of you who live in the USA, especially those of you who believe in the Second Amendment (as I do) but think the extreme reactionary response of the NRA is beyond the pale, check out the new NRA "ad" and the new NRA "app". Here is what I believe the populous should do (this is just my humble opinion, and not the "dirty tricks" of a government "agent" as some of you have implied): 1) Any and all hackers should a )use their skills to destroy the app. b) infect the NRA (and related sites like Gun Owners of Amerkkka, GOA) with a many highly contageous viruses and worms as possible. c) bring down those same sites after sufficient time has passed so that the entire coporate (pun intended) is fatally infected. 2) Some well-financed moderate to progressive group with the guts should form a new "NRA-like" group to: a) campaign for a District of Columbia v. Heller solution based on the fact that assault weapons (or those designs based upon military weaponry) must be considered for a ban, that if you need more than 10 rounds for a long-gun the solution is to go go the range and practice (thus enabling any long-gun clips of over ten are outlawed and making sure clips cannot be duct taped together). b) firmly represent real hunting and self-defense rights and not the too-blatant "we need these weapons to overthrow the governement" stance implicitly made by Wayne LaPierre and explicitly made by Larry Platt. c) target NRA members to leave the NRA for the new org. d) name it some fancy title like "Gun Owners for the USA" or "The Real Minutemen" or "Rifle Association of the Real USA" or "The 99% Solution". 3) The old Obama for America campaign expertise should be tapped to: a) pressure all Congresspeople, targeting supporters in NRA-held seats with massive letter writing and petition campaigns within their districts. b) begin a single nation-wide petition to support whatever is announced today by the Obama administration (I do not think anything will be contrary to the intent of DC v. Heller, if it is take it off the petition to get maximum participation) c) make sure that at a minimum, the movie, television, and gaming rating codes are changed (voluntarily) to get the desensitizing and gratuitous blood-thirstiness of all three forms on entertainment in check. I am a very sad puppy that the organization I used to be so proud to belong to and learned weapon safety from has turned into what I believe the number one domestic threat to the safety and security of these United States of America.