Here's that NRA asshole-ripping I promised.
These days it seems to be a badge of honor for a conservative to be a member of so-called National Rifle Association the same way a liberal badge of honor would be a card-carrying member of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).
We can argue all day about the merits of the Second Amendment, commonly known as 'the right to bear arms', but the fact of the matter is that we will never be rid of it. Guns will always be a part of American society. Personally, I think there are too many guns out there in the hands of too many irresponsible gun owners. I feel that tighter gun control laws are necessary.
The problem with the NRA is that I've never seen them support ANY new legislation that supports it. The NRA's website claims it's a myth that they oppose all reasonable gun control legislation, but show me one piece of legislation they have supported. Can anyone think of the last time this happened? I can't.
The problem is that the NRA doesn't support responsible gun owners. Responsible gun owners wouldn't object to things like the Jim Brady law. Responsible gun owners don't want guns in the hands of maniacs any more than anyone else. No, the NRA support GUN MANUFACTURERS. This organization is in the back pocket of gun manufacturers.
It's not in the best interests of GUN MANUFACTURERS to regulate firearms. Anything that represents a threat to their sales, their profits is a bad thing. Therefore, they oppose all firearm legislation, and in turn, the NRA.
The NRA would have you believe that any politician supporting tighter, more reasonable gun control "just want to take our guns away!!!" This is simply bullshit. Responsible gun owners should be allowed to have them, by all means, as long as you continue to be responsible. It's the maniacs that we're trying to keep the guns from. Get it?
I wish NRA members would consider their politics and their positions. Gun owners, the NRA is not looking out for your best interests, only theirs.