Whom Does NRA Represent?
It is time for sensible sportsmen to speak up and declare, “The NRA does not speak for us.”
By calling it the “gun lobby,” the NRA seems to represent millions of sportsmen, but if we recognize the NRA as the “gun lobbyist,” representing the gun manufacturers, it puts Wayne LaPierre’s insensitive remarks about the Connecticut slaughter in perspective.
The NRA solution to school shootings is to put armed guards in every school. There are almost exactly 100,000 public schools in the USA; for gun manufacturers, that represents a huge sales opportunity. It also deflects attention away from proposed legislation to ban assault weapons.
For hunting, target shooting or personal protection we don’t need assault rifles, and we shouldn’t need armed guards in our schools, either.
If we let our politicians know that the NRA does not speak for us as sportsmen, perhaps they will find the backbone to pass reasonable gun legislation.
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