The National Rifle Association, (NRA) has saved more lives and done more good in the civil rights arena than any other organization in modern America. Whenever you hear an individual, a group or a corporation deride the NRA, or otherwise vilify or distance themselves from them, it is a sure fire indicator that they know nothing about the issue. If they did, they would consider this:
These are facts:
The NRA was formed in 1871, making it the longest standing civil rights organization in America. Ever since, the NRA has trained millions in marksmanship, hunter safety and the proper handling of firearms. In 1940, the NRA supplied Britain with 7,000 firearms so civilians could defend against a Nazi invasion. In 1960, the NRA became the first and only national trainer of law enforcement officers. Today, there are more that 13,000 NRA-certified police and security firearms instructors. More than 125,000 NRA certified instructors teach 1 million civilians annually the safe and proper handling of firearms.
The Eddie Eagle program has reached more than 28 million kids in kindergarten through 4th grade, teaching them that if they see a firearm in an unsupervised situation, they should “STOP. DON’T TOUCH. RUN AWAY. TELL A GROWNUP.”
The Don’t Be a Victim seminars have reached over 100,000 women and men in assisting them to develop their own personal protection program.
The NRA has over 5 million members focused on training, proficiency, safety and most importantly the preservation of their Constitutional right to keep and bear firearms. Those who believe that the NRA is in any way culpable for the actions of maniacal murderers are themselves morons of the first order, gobbling up all of the propaganda the mainstream media can shovel into their empty heads. The only possible way that one can link the NRA to mass shootings, is to remain so resolutely devoted to a false narrative in order to reinforce the failed premise they had to begin with, clinging to a complete lie.
When nationally recognized companies scramble to severe their ties with the NRA, this speaks more about their culture and ways of doing business, than it does of actual substantive objection. Those who play politics and take advantage of the emotional turmoil of murdered schoolchildren in order to seem enlightened and holier-than-thou are beneath contempt.
It is particularly distressing to hear Ed Stack, CEO of Dicks Sporting Goods jump on the bandwagon because Dick’s was founded right here in Binghamton and now I’m not only ashamed of Stack, but I’ll not do business with Dick’s because of it.
The NRA is a convenient target because hating on them leads to no particular repercussions while demonstrating the required political correctness these organizations feel the need to demonstrate to the progressives of the world. It is not only stupid, it is cowardly.
Today, all the kids at the Florida school went back to class with 50-armed police officers surrounding the campus. I don’t hear anyone calling for the banning of those guns…