Tuesday, December 2, 2008

NRA's importance grows as anti-gun forces gain power

From Buckeye Firearms Association:
I did something else around this time. I joined the NRA. All my life, I'd read about how the NRA is some evil organization that supports all the wrong ideas. But in fact, I discovered the NRA is not only a gun-owner's best friend, they are the linchpin for freedom in America.

You see, as I became more familiar with guns and the shooting culture, I realized that guns are about more than just "guns." They're really about civic power. They are the symbol for who is really in charge in this country: ordinary citizens, not presidents or congressmen.

I realized that when you try to take legal guns away from law-abiding citizens, what you're saying is "I don't trust people." That's what politicians are saying when they try to pass laws to restrict guns. "I don't trust you. You shouldn't have that much power. Only people like ME should have that power."

I finally understood what the NRA is all about. They're a civil rights organization that guards our most precious right of all: to hold the reins of power in America as the Founding Fathers intended. The NRA fights to make sure that the nanny state is kept in check so our freedoms remain intact. They help to nurture and strengthen our sense of independence and self-worth.

If you doubt this, look at what has happened to England, the country many of us came from just a few generations ago. They don't value personal civil rights the way we do. They have a bill of rights, but it's not even taught in schools. So they bans guns and watch crime increase. They set up cameras on every street corner to spy on you as you drive to the grocery store. They allow immigrants to set up their own court systems so they don't insult those who choose not to obey the law. They throw people in jail when they fight back against muggers and rapists.

Article here. While many gun rights advocates may disagree with some of the NRA's positions, the reality is that NRA probably has more political clout than any other gun rights organization. As such, gun rights advocates will need (and should welcome) NRA's muscle in the coming years as the inevitable political battles are joined.

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