Friday, May 27, 2016

NRA endorses Trump


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At the NRA annual meetings last weekend, the NRA officially endorsed Donald Trump. This should come as no surprise to anyone following the Republican Party primary this year.

When you get right down to it, there are, like it or not, only two choices in this election: Trump or Clinton. My support in the primary was for Cruz, but this ugly thing called politics eliminated him.

The Republican Party made Trump. Huh? Yes, the GOP has given us the likes of droll Dole, lame McCain, and somni* Romney. People are apparently tired of the same old rubber stamping that the GOP has been giving to the Democrats, and have chosen Trump.

Trump is not perfect, but remember, you are not hiring your next pastor. So, either vote for him, or  help Hillary.

With Hillary, you know what you are getting: Gun grabber, abortion advocate, leftist justices, etc.

With Trump, we know he was opposed to "Assault Weapons" in the past. But last year at NRA, I had the chance to ask him about national reciprocity. Here is that video:


Trump has, since then, released this POSITION PAPER on gun rights. Here is an excerpt from that paper:
NATIONAL RIGHT TO CARRY. The right of self-defense doesn’t stop at the end of your driveway. That’s why I have a concealed carry permit and why tens of millions of Americans do too. That permit should be valid in all 50 states. A driver’s license works in every state, so it’s common sense that a concealed carry permit should work in every state. If we can do that for driving – which is a privilege, not a right – then surely we can do that for concealed carry, which is a right, not a privilege.
So who will you vote for, the person who says the Supreme Court was wrong in the Heller decision, and has never met a gun grab she didn't like, or someone who seems to now be genuinely in our camp.

You can't afford to sit on the sidelines this time.

In related news, the Louisville weekend crime rate dropped significantly while the NRA was in town. Check out Rob Morse's report over at Slow Facts.

On a personal note, it was great spending time with my son Jon at the NRA; and reconnecting with fellow travelers.


 *somni - as in asleep, specifically, Romney was asleep when he debated Obama.

1 comment:

  1. Why Does The NRA Still Support NICS?


    The NRA recently re-stated its longstanding support for the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), a program that was originally mandated by the Brady Bill in 1993.

    In a statement directed at the North Carolina Sherriff Association last week, the NRA said:


    “[North Carolina’s] antiquated and inefficient system has been in place for nearly a century and was enacted long before the age of computers and computerized records. Unfortunately, the [North Carolina Sherriff’s Association] has determined it would like to continue to use discretion to deny permits to purchase handguns, rather than simply use the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) utilized by the majority of other states.”

    The NRA has publicly supported NICS for years, arguing it should be “improved” and “limited” rather than completely eradicated.

    The reasons for this are almost certainly political. As The Truth About Guns pointed out recently, the NRA would take a serious hit with lawmakers and the public if it came out against any and all criminal background checks.

    But this “compromise” approach gives the enemy a permanent foundation to expand gun control.

    Just yesterday, New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney introduced a bill that would require anyone buying or selling firearms to undergo a NICS background check, and further require that every gun transfer be reported to the United States Attorney General.

    Maloney’s bill has no chance of passing, but it won’t be the last. For as long as NICS is around, the anti-gun crowd will keep using it as a foundation for laws that limit our rights.

    By continuing to publicly support an unconstitutional system, the NRA is playing with fire.

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