<a class=’serendipity_image_link’ href=’https://www.jaworskihouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/misc/nra_newton_law.png’ target=”_blank”><!– s9ymdb:77 –><img width=’220′ height=’95’ style=”float: left; border: 0px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;” src=”https://www.jaworskihouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/misc/nra_newton_law.serendipityThumb.png” alt=”” /></a>I got this email from the nra yesterday, the subject line says “An Object in Motion Stays in Motion”. Opening it up and displaying the images (the entire mail was an image, btw), I saw the following use of Isaac Newton’s law of motion. At first, I thought it would say something about a slug flying through the air in some dramatic, slow motion image. But they were really talking about the inertia they have had in successfully blocking legislation that most of the US population thinks makes sense. Of course, they didn’t outright say any of that, but it sure is implied.<br />n<br />nIt’s also an interesting use of the way males humans’ minds work. Males seem to have more of a propensity to think spatially, of objects moving through space, in relation to each other. That’s what’s happening when nra members pull the trigger, the climactic moment when their device goes boom and sends a dense piece of metal flying through space at great speed. That sure is some clever marketing, yes it is. Also interesting is that they used Newton, which to my eye these days sure looks likes the word “Newtown”. What that tells me is at least in my mind, this manufacturer’s lobbying group is now interminably linked to the town in Connecticut that suffered greatly at the end of last year.<br />n<br />nWhat really crossed my mind is that they should have indeed discussed that a small object in motion, traveling at very high speed, will continue to remain in motion, almost completely regardless of what it hits, especially six year old human flesh and bone. That would be a lot closer to reality. Yep, even that same young flesh and bone can’t stop that political object in motion they’re talking about, which is continues in motion toward the edge, the fringe.