This is a discussion on If You Aren't An NRA Member... within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by PEF Bardo, The portion of Lapierre's speech regarding video games and movies, as I read it, is to illustrate the hypocrisy in ...
Maybe he's saying "Go pick on them! Not us!" But that to me is no better than him just blaming them himself.
There are those who say that we don't need those people on our side. I disagree. We live in a democracy, and votes matter. Before this event, 75% of voters felt we needed less gun control. Now it's closer to 50-50 in some polls.
I never said do it in a week. That would be absurd. But neither are they doing their armed schools program in a week either. They could have announced they are hiring or contracting with mental health experts to develop such a program. That would've been awesome and likely would have gained more allies.
I've decided I will join tomorrow never had before
Was a yearly member but went to the quarterly pay life membership back in the spring. Glad I did.
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I rejoined after the shooting in Newton. After reading the entirety of this thread, I'm signing up my wife tomorrow. My son and daughter as well. Regardless of the varied opinions about the press conference, the NRA is the one organization that stands in the way of the radical anti-gun crowd. You don't like em? Change em from within. Write to them, give your advice and opinions. Just join.
Do it now!
I've renewed twice in the last couple of months, and that covers about two more years.
Fast is good but accurate is better.
Although the NRA is not in any way at fault for the event, they have an opportunity to respond it by treating mental health and gun security as extensions of gun safety. They're not doing that. If they did, I'd support them more readily.
You're right, the mom didn't act responsibly. Lets find out why, and fix that.
I posted this on another forum.
This past Sunday, I decided to renew my NRA membership. I let it lapse last year. I don't hunt. I don't own a semi auto rifle in any configuration. Hell, I don't even own a shotgun. But I do support all those who do hunt, shoot in competition or want to own a semi auto rifle or like me just a pistol owner. The NRA is not only our best hope but truly our only hope to stave off the antis and their agenda to take away everybody's weapons.
I agree, with a lot of things said in this thread. I feel competent teachers and administrators should be armed if they desire to. They will be in the trenches, not waiting for help to arrive.
There needs to be some kind of changes in the mental health system that will help these wackos so they don't have the opportunity to go off in a school, mall or other gun free zone.
Gun free zones are ridiculous in every way. They are nothing more than a psycho magnet for people to be able to do the most harm without the threat of being stopped!
The antis will never stop trying to take our guns, but not one gun being turned in will stop a nut job from doing harm to society.
As always stay safe.
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That is four million people who took the time to part with their hard earned cash. That is a lot of people.
How other many lobbies have that many members?
The NRA may get funding from the industry, but the membership numbers give them legitimacy.
That makes them our best hope.
If you think someone else will do a better job, by all means, support them. Right after you support the NRA.
Your first question implies that if the NRA had helped the mother to identify that her son was about to snap the shooting wouldn't have occurred because the son might have been confined to a mental facility instead of roaming free.
Your second question implies that if the NRA would have secured the mother's firearms for her the shooting wouldn't have occurred because the son wouldn't have had access to the firearms.
You also wrote, "You're right, the mom didn't act responsibly. Lets find out why, and fix that."
Acting responsibly is a personal choice. People either choose to act responsibly or they choose to act irresponsibly. The choice is their's to make. Some people need to learn that their actions have consequences. When people don't learn this, they don't fear the consequences. Fearing consequences helps people to correct their thoughts so that their behaviors are responsible actions.
You also wrote, "I'm not blaming anyone."
Why won't you blame the evil person for doing evil things?
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I'm already a life member, someone pointed out the obvious, and that was about signing up the wife also. I'll be doing that this week.
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Well I did like I said I would I just joined