It seems as if everyone was willing to give the NRA a chance to respond like normal people after the events at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School. But, they did not. Instead, they called for even more guns!
Even their members were moving in the opposite direction of the NRA. But, even though most people in their membership were on board for some changes, not so the leadership. So, maybe it is time that everyone, (including their members), start viewing the NRA as what they really seem to be. Lobbyist for gun manufacturers. So of course, the gun manufacturers want more guns, despite the fact that in almost every instance, there were armed people around during shootings of this sort, that is except for Sandy Hook. And, the fact is that it made no difference at all.
The Senate is preparing a bill that will be designed to prohibit the sale of guns with the multi-bullet clip capacity and also re-instituting the automatic weapon ban that was in effect during the Clinton years, but signed away by the second President Bush. That seems to be a good idea. Years ago, Chris Rock had an idea: “put a huge tax on the bullets”. That too, seems to be a good idea.
Remember the guy who was shooting at Fort Hood? How many guns were on that base, and still, the guy was able to find a way to get around it. Clearly, more guns are not the answer. The NRA had an opportunity to work with the country. If they did not have something meaningful to contribute, then they should have remained silent … forever. Now, they are having to deal with their membership falling apart, wondering if being a member means anything at all. Especially those hunters who spoke up saying they did not need that sort of weaponry for hunting purposes. Those members are starting to figure out that they are pawns who mean nothing to the NRA, because their dues cannot match the financial contributions of the gun manufacturers. When enough of them recognize their true lack of importance to the NRA, maybe the NRA will wake up and realize that their point of view is no longer valued … by anyone. By then, though, the NRA’s influence will have vanished into thin air.
- NRA’s LaPierre slips into performance art (maddowblog.msnbc.com)
- The NRA stands in the way of science, too (maddowblog.msnbc.com)
- Video: Gun control advocate and NRA member speaks out on defiant NRA (cbsnews.com)