If you’ve ever seen an episode of Frontline, you couldn’t have been terribly surprised by last night’s NRA exposé, subtly titled ‘Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA’. The NRA’s real sin, according to the program’s slant, is that it’s just too good at protecting gun rights. Too effective at countering the best efforts of Congress, victims groups and the civilian disarmament industrial complex. In case you missed it . . .
The film recounted in great detail some of the more horrific crimes involving guns in the last quarter century or so, including the assassination attempt on Ronald Regan, Columbine, the Giffords shooting and Sandy Hook. Through it all, the all-powerful, all-seeing, all-knowing NRA, put their playbook into effect, manipulated the strings of power at its disposal and thwarted even the most “reasonable” attempts at gun law reform. If you value your natural, civil, Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, may it ever be thus.