“We at NJ2AS understand that in the wake of the mass murder in Parkland, Florida, some forms of corrective action must be taken,” Alexander Roubian [not shown] declares in an open letter to President Trump. “Despite the clear missteps of multiple law enforcement agencies and school administrators that led to this tragedy, we heard you loud and clear when you said you want new gun laws.” Wait. What? . . .
We at NJ2AS are asking that if any gun control bill comes across your desk, it guarantees New Jersey citizens the right to concealed carry. Without such a deal, there’s no such thing as “common sense” gun laws – only the further erosion of our rights with no actual benefit.
Despite the “if” in that entreaty, it seems that Mr. Roubian considers new federal gun control laws inevitable.
So he’s asking President Trump to exchange national concealed carry reciprocity for his signature on these new laws, whether it’s raising the minimum age to buy a long gun to 21, banning firearm accessories (e.g., bump stocks), creating due-process-free gun violence restraining orders or any other clear and present post-Parkland danger to Americans’ gun rights.
Now that Florida Republicans have surrendered to the “do something!” smells like teen spirit inflicted on the national consciousness by a mainstream media closerthenthis with the forces of civilian disarmament, it seems that gun rights groups — including the NRA — are fighting a rearguard action. At best.
Have gun rights groups they surrendered the high ground to the antis? Are they, too, caving?