It's a mystery to me why all the Bradyites hate the NRA so. Joan Peterson blogs almost daily about evil guns and the evil NRA. I refuse to link to her site, google is your friend. Of course she wants "common sense" gun laws. Which means no one but the government should have them. Of course the criminals will have them too because, well, they're criminals.
There was a letter in today's paper vilifying the NRA for supposedly controlling Congress. Where do these people get these ideas? I've been a NRA member off and on since 1976. Several years ago I became a distinguished member (reserved for disabled veterans). I didn't know I had part ownership in Congress. I need to call my Congress critters and let them know who's boss.Wait, aren't we the people supposed to be the boss anyway?
The NRA has around 4 million members. Considering that there are over 80 million gun owners, that's really kind of pathetic. I believe that if you own a gun you should be a member. And if not the NRA, try GOA (gun owners of America) The Second Amendment foundation or CCRKBA (citizens committee to keep and bear arms. They all do good work. You should also be a member of you state level organization. Here in Iowa, the Iowa Firearms Coalition is the partner organization of the NRA. We worked and lobbied and finally got a great shall issue law passed. We are alsso working to get the right to keep and bear arms added to the Iowa Constitution. Iowa is only one of eight states that do not have that right in their Constitution.
Obama failed and the gun haters are furious.
The UN att has been put on indefinite hold. The US, Russia, China and a couple others didn't like the way it was worded. There is a good artice about it here.
The decision sparked angry reactions from human rights groups often allied with the Obama administration, who believed a treaty to regulate the export of deadly weapons to rogue regimes was within reach. The UN had spent the entire month of July hammering out a deal, and Friday was the deadline for an agreement on a treaty that has met with the staunch opposition of the National Rifle Association and bipartisan concerns in the Senate.
There's that evil NRA again. Any treaty that the US enters into must be ratified by 2/3 majority in the Senate. 51 Senators sent a letter to the President telling him it wasn't going to happen.
Amnesty International was one of the groups that was very vocal about it.
“This was stunning cowardice by the Obama administration, which at the last minute did an about-face and scuttled progress toward a global arms treaty, just as it reached the finish line,” said Suzanne Nossel, the executive director of Amnesty International USA.
Here's the rest of her screed. They sure get pissy when they don't get their way. I guess none of these people understand "Shall not be Infringed".