For many years hard earned money of gun owners and second amendment advocates have poured into the National Rifle Association. I have maintained membership with the NRA off and on throughout my adult life.
Where else, besides the individual contributors, does this powerhouse lobbying organization get it’s funds?
Commercial gun ranges.
Shooting accessory manufacturers.
Sporting goods retailers.
And what does the majority of the entities in the above list want? They want laws ensuring you can buy their products.
They also want laws ensuring you can’t produce your own guns and ammunition. And the NRA is working hard for all of them as it collects billions of donations and sells lifelok, cheap wine, Chinese knives, and various other trinkets to further inflate the coffers of many big government spenders’ campaign war chests whose only attachment to conservatism is their claim to uphold the second amendment. Beyond that they will earmark, spend, and tax as they always have. And they have the TSA poke and prod you against your will and be damned with the constitution.
There is only one organization that is solely engaged and committed to the rights of the individual citizen, and that organization is the Libertarian Party.
Look through the campaign scorecards over the last several decades produced by the National Rifle Association. Look at the records of those they have helped place into publicly elected positions. While many have espoused gun ownership as a sacred right they would fight for, many of those same individuals have supported and even authored the laws that restrict you from owning a shot gun that is too short, a rifle that fires more than one round per pull of the trigger, or to design and build your own guns and ammunition or sell them without millions of dollars invested in storage, security, and background investigations that you have to pay for.
While the NRA fought to obtain you the privilege of concealed carry with a background investigation and permission slip from the state, they should have been fighting for the right of concealed and open carry without government interference except in cases where actual gun fights break out.
I used to buy into the nonsense of “fight the battle you have a chance of winning, don’t start the war you know you will lose.” That philosophy is cowardice. Our founding fathers would never have fired a second shot in the American War for Independence had they believed that pile of horse feathers.
While that all important right to keep and bear arms has been whittled away to simply a right for companies to sell you their mass-produced and cheaply made arms, your other rights to privacy, to be secure in your papers and person, have been violated over and over and over again.
Stop donating to the NRA. Donate to the Libertarian party and its candidates instead. They understand that liberty is the precious thing we must fight and die for, not guns, not money, not the right for large sporting goods manufaturers to monopolize the industry and squash the small start-up firearms company that dares try to get off the ground these days.
Those Redcoats weren’t sent back across the ocean with their tails tucked by Glocks and Colts and Smith & Wessons. They went before the black smoke belching from Kentucky flint-locks forged of horseshoe iron and whittled oak fence posts. They went in terror from spears and swords hammered from wagon tack, willow roots, and reshaped bridal bits.
Wheel weights are getting mighty hard to com by due to recent “environmental protection laws.”
What will you do when the Government tells you the ammo shelves at Bass Pro, WalMart, and Cabellas are empty and there shall be no more because Remington, Winchester, and CCI are all busy making ammo only for military and law enforcement consumption now.
Do you think those nancy-boy republicans and a few blue-dogs empowered by the NRA will help you fill your empty guns then?
It’s time to wash our hands of the NRA and its constant pleas for cash and it’s attempts to gift you with Chinese made trinkets to thank you for your donation.
Let’s form the Libertarian Gun Owners Association and show the NRA what Liberty is all about. Let’s show them how supporting individual freedom without compromise to large corporations will save this great nation.
…More to follow.