Donald Trump promised to get rid of “gun-free zones” on day one of his presidency. Yes, well, ditching Bush the Elder’s Gun Free School Zones Act requires an act of Congress. So we’ll give him a pass — for now.
For now, President Trump has yet to take any specific action to restore Americans’ gun rights, or announce specific plans to do so. But hey, early days, right?
The real question here: what’s up with the NRA?
Why isn’t NRA Veep LaPierre banging the drum for gun rights? The New York Times attack ad above says nothing whatsoever about guns. So what IS the point?
The mainstream media reckons Mr. LaPierre’s non-gun attacks on the Fourth Estate betray the NRA’s desire to position itself as President Trump’s “defender-in-chief.” The leader of the #counterresistance. As Supertramp would say, I guess it’s hard not to agree.
But is it really all that wonderful that Mr. LaPierre and President Trump are closerthanthis? Shouldn’t the NRA stay aloof from ANY political leader, constantly reminding them that the civil rights org’s support depends entirely on their gun rights record?