This Sportsman Quit the NRA
I was a member of the NRA beginning at age 13, was taught gun safety and shot competitively. I have hunted all my life and have several rifles and shotguns.
The NRA has changed since then to represent gun collectors and militias, not sportsmen.
I quit the NRA when they supported the public sale of armored vest-piercing ammo. Their propaganda was, say no to any form of registration because when the communists take over, the government would confiscate their guns.
There is no doubt that mental illness plays a role in mass killings. However, many owners of military-type weapons are crazy also.
We need reasonable gun legislation. The true sportsmen and hunters are law-abiding citizens and have respect for rifles, shotguns and revolvers used for self-defense in certain instances. Fear is spiraling us into a situation where we will live in an armed camp.
My recommendations for starters are as follows:
Assault rifles should be banned for sale to the public. Those owned should be confiscated.
Magazines for guns over five rounds should be banned and confiscated.
Background checks should be made for all gun sales, with no exceptions. Training should be required as part of a firearm purchase.
These recommendations would not affect legitimate hunters, sportsmen or target shooters.
Why are we such a fearful nation? It is ridiculous to suggest that we arm teachers.
Can you imagine requiring all teachers to become gun-qualified to obtain a teaching certificate? That is what we have policemen for in a civil
I have never seen an assault rifle in a hunting camp, as the owner would be laughed at.
I can defend my home if necessary with one gun and five cartridges. Why would anyone need an assault rifle?
Let’s hear from the assault rifle owners.
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