Lefty Brit paper The Guardian has published an article article entitled ‘NRA lecture details ways to circumvent restrictions on buying guns.’ After that bit of hyperbole – admittedly not uncommon where headlines are concerned – the writer explains what the lecture was really all about . . .
It detailed attorney Bryan Ciyou’s program informing attendees how to legally protect and restore the right to own and use firearms.
A National Rifle Association lecture informed hundreds of people at the group’s annual meeting in Indianapolis on Friday how they could try to stop felony convictions and mental health problems preventing people from legally buying guns.
Attorneys, firearms retailers and rank-and-file members paid the lobby group up to $295 each for a day-long seminar which included a lengthy session on “mainstream and novel” techniques for restoring gun-ownership rights, such as scrubbing criminal records or challenging them in court.
So the NRA’s gone rogue? They’re telling criminals and psychopaths how to skirt the law and obtain guns to perpetrate even more gun violence? Well, no. Not really.
Ciyou took care to stress that those convicted of the most serious felonies and those with the most dangerous mental health problems should not be allowed to access firearms.
Of course, that didn’t really matter much, judging by the comment section. This from Wonkothesane76:
When the gun debate comes to these pages, the pro-gun lot always try to tell us that its a problem with the mentally ill, or criminals having guns……how the hell does that defence work now??
Please let the next, inevitable massacre involve members of the NRA and their loved ones. Let them reap what they sow.
Here’s another, from Nelson Ricardo:
The NRA are utter disgusting filth. One can only hope they all end up shooting themselves accidentally with their own firearms.
But as has been demonstrated time and again, Second Amendment supporters are well-represented just about everywhere these days. Commenter Rattel sums up the situation:
So to sum the article up, Obama has caused gun laws to tighten up and basically prevent more people from possessing guns. The NRA is resisting this and has held a seminar exploring entirely legal ways of resisting the government’s erosion of a constitutional right.
Reading the comments under the article is educational in the sense that it gives one insight into the world view of those for who the natural civil and constitutional right to keep and bear arms means nothing. Those for whom governments do no wrong (unless they’re right of center) and the NRA is a malicious organization bent on evil. It’s a world view is based on strong, negative, emotions; anger, rage, and hate. It would be comical if so many of our countrymen didn’t have this same twisted view of reality.
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