Thursday, February 23, 2006

The NRA Shoots Itself In The Ass

Wow. According to this MyDD post, the NRA went after businesses in Florida because some of them wouldn't allow their employees to keep guns in their cars while at work. In so doing, they forced the Republicans in the Florida legislature to choose between the NRA and the Chamber of Commerce.

The result? Fuck you, NRA! Here's an excerpt:

Lakeland Republican Rep. Dennis Ross could speak from both sides.

"I'm sorry that we have to come to this crossroad where I have to make a decision between what I think are two very fundamental rights," said Ross, who said he belongs to the NRA, numerous hunting organizations and even holds a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

But he couldn't support the NRA's bill.

"While I believe that my Second Amendment rights are very important to me, as a business owner my private property rights are (paramount)," said Ross, a lawyer.

Look, I grew up around weapons; I hunted as a boy and my father was a gunsmith. Let's face it, the NRA doesn't give a rat's ass about gun owners, they represent gun manufacturers. Nobody I know who hunts takes a damned AK-47 deer hunting; that weapon is for hunting PEOPLE.

Yet, when the assault weapon ban was considered, one would have thought we are being disarmed, to hear the NRA tell it.

If the NRA really gave a shit about guns and gun safety, they would push for licensing, with someone having to pass a gun safety course before you could own one. Incidentally, the NRA Gun Safety course, IIRC, is one of the best.

However, they want nothing to do with anything that restricts ANYONE'S right to purchase a weapon, no matter what; that would hurt the precious gun MANUFACTURERS.

I think it's hilarious that when the NRA forced Goopers to make a choice, they stuck with business rather than the NRA. Fuck 'em!

1 comment:

SgtLarry said...

This post just shows that you don't have a clue as to the purpose of the Second Amenment ... or the NRA.

BTW, the Tennessee Firearms Association has been pushing a similiar bill here in TN.

And the sponsor of the bill to allow carry into a restaurant is a democrat!