Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kurt Hofmann Calls the NRA a Moderate Gun Control Group


But on second thought, perhaps such an organization really does exist. There exists, after all, an organization that repeatedly calls for the government to "enforce existing gun laws," and even says that failure to do so is a crime. The same group supported enormously restrictive regulation of fully-automatic firearms, short-barreled rifles and shotguns, and even a safety device (suppressors, routinely, if inaccurately, referred to as "silencers"). The Gun Control Act of 1968 passed with this group's blessing.
Still, by virtue of fighting against bans of so-called "assault weapons," and "high capacity" magazines, for supporting the right to armed self-defense outside the home, and for the right to stand one's ground when violently attacked in a place one has a right to be, for opposing efforts to ban private gun sales, and for opposition to various other of the very worst proposed infringements on that which shall not be infringed, the NRA can plausibly claim not to be among the extremists for "gun control."


  1. One thing that I apparently failed to make adequately clear in that article is that while I make the case for calling the NRA a moderate "gun control" group, that's still far too much for me.

    Moderately anti-liberty is still evil.

  2. Mr. Hofmann, evil is evil. Anti-liberty is not evil, no matter how hard you twist your mentality to justify that stupid, banal statement.

    1. "Anti-liberty is not evil."

      Not sure if he intended to, but he seems to have shared his feelings truthfully.

      "I'm tired of being considered some kind of criminal or dangerous throwback for no other reason than that I value, exercise, and defend my rights under the first ten Amendments to the United States Constitution."
      L Neil Smith

    2. Exactly, SSG. Anon apparently believes in the existence of "ethical tyranny."

  3. It's fortunate that the majority of Americans are not represented by the extremist anti-gun group you mentioned. But the NRA with its millions of members does represent the majority of pro gun Americans. You are comparing extremists with moderates and your conclusions are just your opinion, not accepted by the majority of Americans.