An organization the proposes to advocate safe gun use and ‘KEEPING GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS” has been silent on the issue of Domestic Violence. As ” Approximately one in three females murdered in the United States is killed by a partner, whereas approximately one in twenty U.S. males murdered is killed by a partner).” one would think the NRA would be very serious about keeping firearms out of the hands of known abusers.
This video from the NRA is the an attempt to show that the organization is compassionate on the issue of Domestic Violence. The spokesperson states “I don’t have an answer” while quoting statistics and berating politicians and the media.
Yet I have seen to news reports that they have come to the aid of Marissa Alexander or that they feel this South Carolina Ruling that Stand Your Ground laws are not meant to be applied to Domestic Violence situations is incorrect.
The NRA seems blind to what every law enforcement officer knows. The greatest threat is not from without, it is from those who have the most power over you. Your own family.
THIS article IS A REPOST FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR.
So why did it change its stance on this particular issue, and why did it do so without any public notice?
The gun lobby wouldn’t say, but the timing suggests that politics, both internal and external, were at play. Documents and press releases reviewed by HuffPost show that the NRA began to relax its position on gun restrictions for alleged domestic abusers after March 2013 — the same month the New York Daily News reported that a top NRA official, Richard D’Alauro, had pleaded guilty to harassing his wife “by subjecting her to physical contact.” A judge served D’Alauro, the NRA’s field representative for New York City and its suburbs, a protective order and ordered police to remove all 39 guns from his home.
D’Alauro’s wife claimed that he had physically abused her for years. He settled the case by pleading guilty to harassment — a less serious charge than a misdemeanor. But once the case started attracting media attention, the NRA began softening its position on gun rights for accused domestic abusers.
A spokesman for the NRA confirmed that D’Alauro is no longer employed by the group, but said he could not comment for this story due to the personnel issues involved.
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