AARP ... anti 2A stance..... (& an alternative)
If this is in the wrong place, pls move it.
AARP has taken 2 positions, saying they represent Seniors (anyone over 50) on and "lobby Congress" on. (1) is that there should be more firearm restrictions, registration of firearms, etc. and are fully supportive of the Brady Bunch, (2) they fully support of Obamacare and even financing ads in support of it, even tho it reduces $500 billion out of medicarem which obviously will also cut the amount of care (it's fairly limited now).
Obama and AARP, both have stated that the "townhall protest are ORGANIZED BY THE REPUBLICANS to "......
"200,000 people have consequentially canceled their AARP memberships since July 1, 2009 due to their support of the Brady group on guns, and Obamacare. "
AARP : AARP supports keeping seniors defenseless (a small example)
We do continue to support careful measures to restrict the availability of handguns to certain populations.
The prevalence of random violence featuring handguns in some
neighborhoods has resulted in numbers of older people becoming virtual prisoners in their homes. Increasingly, families are suffering the loss of children and grandchildren who are the victims of violent
crimes and senseless shootings. While registration requirements do not eliminate criminal or psychotic misuse of handguns, such requirements reduce the availability of guns, just as laws do not eliminate but do reduce the availability of illegal narcotics.
Reduced availability to inappropriate users means lives saved.
I want to emphasize that AARP policy does not preclude gun ownership for responsible citizens, just as no federal or state law precludes ownership for responsible citizens.
How well does AARP listen to it's members ?? Here's a "taste".
YouTube - AARP Town Hall Meeting on Health Care - Dallas, August 4, 2009
I have recently "cancelled my membership" in AARP due to their stance on these issues. Instead, I am joining the following organization ... Amercian Senior Association ...... who says they fully support ALL Constitutional rights, including the 2nd Amendment. They are also 'against' the Obamacare plan. They have many of the same benefits, discounts, etc.
Medicare Insurance Prescription Discounts Senior Citizens
I'll put my money where my mouth is. I encourage you to send a message if you are an AARP member, and cancel yours as well.