Once again, after a high profile spree killing, the NRA is in lock down. This despite — or because — of mainstream media pro-gun control carpet bombing. Despite the looming threat of new legislation designed to degrade and destroy Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. All that’s coming from the nation’s oldest civil rights organization during this anti-firearms freedom furore? . . .
Radio silence. Well, two Facebook posts (above and below). And then more radio silence. Which begs the question . . .
What is the NRA waiting for? Are they waiting for public sentiment — anger, outrage and disgust — to “cool off”?
In a world of 24/7 “news,” in a country that’s experienced a cluster of horrific mass shootings in a matter of a few months, anti-gun rights resolve appears to be hardening, not dissipating. The NRA’s PR delay leaves the pro-gun position relatively undefended, at a time when its attackers are at their strongest.
As is its pattern, the NRA will eventually emerge from their media isolation to posit a carefully crafted pro-gun position. A position that will do nothing to appease the progressives howling for civilian disarmament.
Shouldn’t the NRA be here, now, at the forefront of the pro-gun position: resisting gun control laws, countering falsehoods, debating gun grabbers, restating the reasoning behind the Second Amendment, giving aid and comfort to its allies, etc.?