Same Words – Different Meaning
CBS reports that: NRA vows to fight everything on Biden’s gun agenda. No one knows what is on the agenda, but that doesn’t bother the current leadership of the NRA.
Up until the mid-1970s the NRA was a pretty good organization. It promoted weapons safety and conservation, basically an organization for hunters and target shooters. Then the whackoes took over, and it has represented the gun manufacturers ever since.
I heard someone on the radio say that the NRA position was that we didn’t need any new laws, we just needed to enforce the existing laws. I’ve said the same thing myself, but there is a major difference – I haven’t been spending millions of dollars to prevent that from happening, and the NRA has.
There hasn’t been a permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in six years. Every nominee has been blocked. As a result, when budget cuts took place there was no one to fight for the Bureau. They didn’t have adequate staff 6 years ago, and the problems have just escalated.
I assume that at least the old Assault Weapons Ban will be pushed through Congress, and possibly some limit on bulk ammunition purchases. Congress has to do something. The NRA should have done more than send a flunky to the meeting with Biden and just issued a blanket “NO!” to changes, if they wanted to represent gun owners. They really work for the weapons industry, so they don’t have to worry about actually representing their membership.