The National Rifle Association has always been clear about drugs: They’re terrifying. Last year, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre darkly warned that members of drug gangs “are infiltrating law enforcement and even the military.via Oliver North Worked With Cocaine Traffickers to Arm Terrorists. Now He’ll Be President of the NRA.
Last summer, a black woman in Michigan defended herself, her mother, and her 2-year-old daughter with a registered (and unloaded) gun against a woman who she and her attorneys say tried to hit them with a car.via A pregnant black woman is in prison for defending herself. Mainstream gun groups are silent.
This should have been a bigger story.
One would think, given his views on freedom of assembly and the importance of democratized violence, that LaPierre would be shouting through a megaphone for the besieged citizens of Ferguson to powder their muskets and cry liberty!
The NRA represents gun manufacturing and gun sales. They don’t really care that much about the rights of gun owners beyond the right to buy more product.
Why are they worried about Alcohol? Everyone will be armed. According to NRA logic it should be the safest place for someone to get a drink.
The NRA I see today has undermined the values upon which it was established. Your current strategic focus clearly places priority on the needs of gun and ammunition manufacturers while disregarding the opinions of your 4 million individual members.
They get more money from manufacturers. Dues from individual hunters and sportsmen are meaningless to the bottom line of the NRA.
How will they suggest it be paid for? Taxes on bullets and guns or cutting school budgets? I’m guessing its the latter.
America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?
From Al Qaeda spokesman urges terrorists to buy lots of guns at gun shows
While lots of people are going to attack the NRA about this story, I think that’s the wrong take away. If only the ACLU were as strong at defending the other parts of the bill or rights as the NRA is at defending the 2nd amendment. In such a world, any politician proposing invasive screening, gag orders or limiting access to courts would face the same resistance as politician wanting to make it slightly harder for our enemies to turn our guns against us.