This web site is an open forum. Background checks and approval of credentials is not a prerequisite for membership. In fact, anyone, with any agenda can post (Of course they must follow a few simple guidelines set fourth regarding .....). Herein lies the rub - We know not what operatives are lurking in the mist. I would like to submit for your thoughtful consideration that this site is heavily monitored and many of the forums are guided by clever - unknown and anonymous - unofficial moderators with there own agendas and are well funded, as well as very intelligent. Posing as the ordinary Joe next door, But like a fifth column, are infiltrating and manipulating the minds of the resistance - You! Many of you like to use the word "sheeple", but if you step back and look at the big picture - Who is the predator and who is the prey? I would, upon a cursory inspection, assume the people who register and post comments are firearm enthusiasts. However, many of the comments made by various members make me question just who is really at the helm of some of the discussion's. It is sometimes obvious that many statements come from the hearts of well meaning and upfront people. But there are times when statements are made that just don't fit smoothly in the main line discussion. In fact, they are cleverly opposing support of firearms. In an effort to substantiate my theory, I have looked at some of those who oppose and have tried to gather the limited information I have available to me to do a non religious redaction criticism or a critical thinking analysis of their gestalt. I see some members who are very active with there posts (hundreds or thousands) but have no feedback? I think it's reasonable to assume that a NWF member who posts a lot, Has a lot of opinions and knowledge about firearms and the law, and allegedly is an active shooter - would occasionally buy or sell something on a forum that caters to active shooters. This begs the question - who are they? I have been the OP of a few discussions in the past and have regretted it. I, like a sheeple, did succumb to and acquiesce to the crushing force of opposition. Why wave a red flag in front of a bull? I'm not getting paid for my post, and it's much easier to just remain invisible. To just watch the world spin, in silent amusement, disgust, or laughter. The question of leadership ultimately boils down to "Who shall play God?".