Originally posted by Duderood
Something that may or may not have been a contributing factor to the creation of the NRA is NOT the point? It's what has happened to your society as
a result of it being so prolific that's the problem.
People aren't arguing against the reasons it was created, they're horrified by what it has caused.
This is just propaganda.
What has the NRA caused exactly? Please be specific.
The NRA didn't author the Bill of Rights, which is nothing more that a list of restrictions to what the Federal government can legislate. As far as
the 2nd Amendent is concerned it is very specific, to this point, "shall not be infringed". In the US, if the states want to pass regulations on
gun ownership . . . they can and several have. If the Federal Gov wants to "ban" guns they can at anytime . . . the procedures are very clear.
Amend the Constitution by convening a conference to strike the 2nd. If it passes both houses of Congress and the President signs off . . . then two
thirds of the states must ratify. Do this the feds can pass any laws they wish. America is still a nation of laws and procedures . . . we are not
and have never been a democracy. The US is a Federation of United States.
The NRA isn't out commiting violent crime.
The NRA doesn't create the conditions that lead one to commit violent crime.
The NRA isn't manufacturing or selling firearms.
The only propaganda is coming from the anti-gun lobby in blaming the NRA for violence, which firearms are used in. Or, in making the argument that if
the NRA wasn't around this country would be free of gun crime . . . not the case.
I know it is hard for someone in the UK to understand this concept, as you have never really had "rights" only privilages granted by a crown. The
US fought to free themselves from this and restricted the central government from ruling against our individual liberties. It is no suprise to me
that those in the UK aren't happy that some countries are still free from the tyranny of an overreaching government and buy into the Collectivist
agruments to destroy liberty. No gun has ever stood up and started shooting people on its own . . . if they did the US wouldn't be 27th in the world
in violent crime, while the UK is 4th.