NRA Head LaPierre ‘Call Me Crazy’-RWC Says May I Be First?
Copied in from a post as I navigate the rough waters of the gun / NRA debate in the Sandy Hook aftermath-And in the intent of some calm discussion of the regulations we really must have.
Lest somebody try to “out” me-This is getting deep enough I have to be careful. I sit on a BOD at a big shooting range. I even mentioned a proposal here once. But I can/will not talk about that board, or as anything but as an individual citizen/self defense advocate. It’s just me. Not the range.
*Sorry about that, but necessary so I can be open and honest”
In my strong & humble opinion we have to start with what we can do right now. Upcoming months are crucial. Pass some of those laws while the momentum is fresh. I can only cross my fingers those regulations will be a lot harder on bad guys than responsible citizens with or without guns. Oh, and states legislatures-Don’t wait for Congress. You can start in the new session. Ways and means can overlap/adjust language as necessary.
For my part I favor instant check for all private party transfers and sales. (Gun show thing+)
The ten round limit. (Exceptions for L.E.)
A not quite blanket (Brinks!) ban of assault weapons as defined by configuration, capacity and caliber.
And more. Brevity is my friend I hope.
The only way for shooters to get around the NRA for now is just that-Go around. Shooting ranges can affiliate with the NSSF for example instead or form their own. Ranges do affiliate but not in a political sense. More like associations for insurance and technical/engineering/environmental resources. Club & range level up is the way to go.
As a guy with a lot of marketing experience-The NRA would have to dwindle. I really don’t see another organization overcoming that behemoth in less than a decade. Just the branding of anything new is years away.
Look at who all agree that the NRA via Wayne LaPierre is utterly wrong-
Each and every gun control advocate.
90 to 95% of actual gun owners.
And the judge most reviled for his most conservative ways-Judge Scalia. Who explicitly pointed out regulations would be called for. Some of his language may paint the way for an assault weapon ban and o perhaps a capacity rule.
I ask you folks, how far out there do you have to be to unify such a range of opposition to your view? Can you even think of a similar example? Paulians maybe?
He also makes it very difficult to calmly advocate for the use of that individual civil right. This at exactly the time we must in fact rapidly and objectively profoundly regulate within the bounds of that right.
So just for my own humble posting, it’s just that much harder to get to an ear that isn’t angry or impatient or just closed. I work with people that need that right as legit as it gets.
So with my usual reluctance to F bomb a thread—-
Screw you Wayne, Shut Up, You Are Not Helping.
Kudos to the large numbers of gun owners that are upgrading from trigger locks etc to real gun safes. Many thousands of you. So much so it hit the news and crimped the supply.
Bo Peterson, the general manager of Dean Safe Company in Arleta, said his business typically sells seven to 10 gun safes on Saturdays.
That changed after 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, Nancy, and shot 28 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown before he took his own life on Friday.
‘We sold 105 gun safes in a five hour period on Saturday,’ said Peterson.
Link back to the discussion, Wrenchwench, Obdicut and myself.