Monday, June 24, 2013
Criminals in Charge: The Not So Law-abiding Gun Owners in the NRA's Leadership
The NRA leaders like to speak on behalf of law-abiding gun owners and they often argue that any infringement on gun owner's freedoms, including background checks or limits on the types of guns that can be purchased, are unfair burdens placed upon lawful gun owners. However, the NRA's objections may stem in part from the fact that many members of the NRA leadership are not in fact law-abiding gun owners. The NRA board is populated with a smattering of criminals whose objection to gun laws might be rooted not in their concern for law-abiding gun owners, but their desire to protect fellow criminals. Let us meet the criminals in high places within the NRA's leadership:
Harlon Carter: Murderer, Former NRA President and architect of the Cincinnatti Revolution within the NRA
Ted Nugent: Serial poacher and wannabee presidential assassin
Don Young: And you thought Sarah Palin was bad?
Larry Craig: Does the NRA board let him have his own bathroom?
David Keene: NRA President and road rage's poster father?
Manny Fernandez: Proof that outlawing guns does not keep guns out of criminal hands
Bob Brown: Accomplice to multiple murders?
The NRA leadership is unqualified to speak on behalf of law-abiding gun owners
Given that the NRA leadership is populated with a number of men who have been convicted of criminal activity or have been implicated in serious violent crimes, up to and including murder, they are in no position to speak on behalf of law-abiding gun owners. Murderers, murder for hire facilitators, serial poachers and other criminals lack the moral authority to lecture the nation on how to protect law-abiding citizens from the "bad guys" with guns. Some of the "bad guys" with guns are sitting on the NRA's Board of Directors, and it is about time the "good guys" (without guns) do something to stop them. Congress can continue to cower in fear of the NRA or they can stand up and do something to stop the "bad guys" with guns from bullying the nation into submission yet again.
Has anyone else noticed The Examiner has been using a better caliber of author lately?
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