I figured I’d put this out in front for all to see. From the comments:
This is another in a long line of stories that makes the nra apologists squirm because it threatens their denial mentality about the nra.
Rather than re post the same hard hitting stuff so sebastian can avoid it, Iâ€™ll just post this very telling link so all can see how he behaves when heâ€™s shown the ugly truth about the nra. http://www.pagunblog.com/?p=1494#comment-11852
He seemed to want everyone to see that, so I figured I’d help out. I’d also like to point out, just to complete my treason, that I’ve said in the past there are gun control laws I’m willing to live with. Not that I think they are worth anything, mind you, but given the courts have chosen to do nothing about the second amendment, there are compromises I’m willing to live with.
So yes, I don’t really care of NRA has expressed support for the NFA 6 years before I was born, because I’d be happy just to get rid of the 1986 Hughes Amendment, and if that means I need to stand on the NFA in order to make politicians comfortable with that idea, then so be it. If I have to stand on the NICS system to prevent further restrictions on gun purchases, so be it.
We did not get where we are today because of the NRA, or because we compromised. We got here today because our fellow citizens elected politicians that wanted us to be here. If you’ve ever spent any time talking to real people about the gun issue, you know that most people believe that some level of gun control is necessary. That’s what we’re up against, and that’s why we’re here. The only solution to that is changing hearts and minds, and I’ve becoming convinced we’re making progress in this area, but there is a long way to go.
Once we get to the point where the NFA is even up for serious debate, I’ll be happy, but we’re a long way from that. The second amendment was meant to put these issues outside of the political process, but until the courts actually say it means something, that’s an academic consideration. Until then, it’s politics. I know it sucks, but that’s the reality.