it’s been said (and I believe) ‘Freedom is all or nothing’. If you are about some freedoms for some people then you’re just about oppression because you can’t have ‘partial freedom’.
I can understand a ‘1 issue organization’. Any well run org has a mission statement and parameters. One group can’t do everything. You don’t learn how to bake a cake in math class. The electric company doesn’t pick up your trash. By the same token, the students don’t decide what the subject is and the customers can’t demand a service/product the company doesn’t offer.
If the NRA wants to pretend its a one trick pony and make statements to justify its actions that consist of ‘we only care about the 2nd Amendment’. Fine, but that doesn’t make is so. Even if the NRA stops sending me life insurance ads, credit card offers and catalogs full of shit made in China that won’t make it so. Anyone considered to be an activist group is logically a pro freedom of speech group. Duh. I’m exercising my free speech but we’re not a free speech group? Hard to get that logic to work (for me at least). The NRA doesn’t make guns. The NRA doesn’t go hunting. The NRA doesn’t defend itself with lethal force. The NRA TALKS, PROMOTES & ENDORSES people and causes. Yooohooo… that’s the first amendment not the second amendment. (look it up if you need to, there’s a link on the sidebar.)
an NRA quote from AZCentral.com
the McCain-Feingold law infringes on free-speech and makes it harder to advocate for lawmakers who support gun rights.
and this is the guy the NRA endorses? Making a statement about how free speech affects advocates and then supporting the guy that’s making it difficult? how does this make sense?
Additionally, when you have your annual convention in a gun free zone you are not pro-gun. It’s as simple as that. YOU GAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO A SYSTEM THAT IS ANTI-GUN. Frosting on a turd doesn’t make it a cake.
I’m a lifetime member so I’m not going to drop my membership but I have stopped sending additional funds to support the organization and I’ll most likely stop promoting NRA membership with links and logos.