The NRA has already shot itself in the foot.
Did I say “foot”? Look which direction that barrel has been turned to: I meant the NRA has already shot itself in the FACE.
The NRA was once a respected organization representing the interests of sportsmen and gun safety respected by everyone, regardless of political party or other affiliation.
But in the last few years, the NRA has morphed into something far darker and more sinister.
While many members have canceled their memberships because of the dark turn of the organization, inertia is a powerful force, and many remain in the organization just because they remember better days.
Today, sadly, the NRA has devolved into the lobbying arm of gun manufacturers, and opposes even the most minimal gun safety oversight, contrary to its earlier views. As recently as 20 years ago, even Wayne LaPierre supported universal background checks that Wayne LaPierre DEMANDED in his congressional testimony on May 28, 1999, back when he at least had some degree of tenuous connection to reality.
Today, the NRA opposes even proposals to add suspected terrorists on the “no fly” list or convicted violent abusers or severely mentally ill to the list for background checks, and opposes background checks for those who buy guns from private parties over the Internet or at gun shows.
The Wayne LaPierre of today would find the Wayne LaPierre of 1999 to be a gun-snatching commie.
Did I say commie? Well, speaking of Russians, it was Wayne LaPierre’s NRA of today that laundered THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS of illegal foreign political contributions from a hostile foreign adversary (Russia) to the Donald Trump campaign.
As I said, the NRA is no longer the respected organization it once was, even if many of its members still hold to its earlier values.
The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.
I still don’t understand why it has non-profit status.
Oh, please pull the trigger!
Needs a bump stock too!
The NRA doesn’t speak for all of us ‘gun nuts’. They are as useful to me as a bump stock on a muzzleloader.
Pride cometh before the fall.
Think of it as self-defense for the rest of us.
For the membership and their dollars it’s not “self-defense,” it’s “assumption of the risk.”
You would think the NRA would be man enough to settle their infighting with a duel…
The Swiss just passed a referendum tightening their gun laws—-which are already a lot more restrictive than US laws. Besides, most Swiss know how to handle guns because their gun-related organizations are sane and responsible. And they are on average excellent marksmen, in part due to well-regulated community ranges. Funny thing, too, they’re not worried about the government taking away their guns nor do they think they need the guns to defend themselves from their own government.
Crazy, those Swiss /s
An advanced form of BOOMerang…
LOL, I received an NRA (to join) membership letter last week. A free NRA decal was enclosed. They requested me to use a postage stamp to save them money on the prepaid return envelope. I cut the sticker up and wrote F*** you on membership letter mail it back, and NO I didn’t use MY postage stamp!
NRA gave 30 million in Russian money to Trump, the NRA’s Russian spy girl slept with several Republicans, the NRA protects gun makers from law suits, their secretive donor list can’t be looked at because they are a ‘charity organization’, Ollie said Wayne spent $200,000 of NRA money on clothes.
More school children get shot than soldiers in our undeclared wars, Republicans and NRA block all sensible gun laws.
What is there to like about these people?
After about 25 years of the “American Rifleman”, my dad dropped it in the later 50’s.
April 12, 2017