Friday, October 06, 2017

Reaction to the NRA and NRA-ILA's Joint Statement of October 5, 2017

Yesterday, Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox issued a joint statement, which contained, inter alia:

In Las Vegas, reports indicate that certain devices were used to modify the firearms involved. Despite the fact that the Obama administration approved the sale of bump fire stocks on at least two occasions, the National Rifle Association is calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to immediately review whether these devices comply with federal law.  The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.


We should know by now that when gun banners say, "We want a conversation about gun control," they mean we should shut up while they lecture us. We should also know that when they say we should compromise, they mean for us to give them something while we get nothing in return.

It is not acceptable conduct to this NRA Endowment Life Member for the organization to preemptively surrender any part of our rights by endorsing any new gun regulation. The NRA needs to protect all of our right to bear arms. 

Suggesting that the corrupt and incompetent BATFE get another chance to evaluate the legality of bumpfire stocks is particularly galling. Including a sentence in the press release calling for Congress to pass National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity doesn't balance giving in on one iota of other elements of the RKBA.

NRA, withdraw this statement. Do your damn job.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The NRA's instant surrender to the FUDDSs, RINO's, and Democrats in the early hours of the Las Vegas shooting investigation is troubling to this life member. Clearly the NRA leadership was giving the wolves their left arm in the hope they would take it, be satisfied, and and not eat the rest of them. How could they be so dumb. Since the NRA's statement on the Slide Fire stocks, there is credible evidence that there were 2 or possibly more shooters, one being in the crowd. It has been reported that the primary shooters location lacked the amount of brass that would have remained for the number of rounds fired. Perhaps the evil rifles and stocks were left behind as props by the real shooters. We must find out who in the NRA's ranks stood with the gun grabbers on this episode. I do not believe we have not seen the last of this submissive behavior by the NRA.

I do not own or have ever used a Slide Fire stock. I am not Farm boy, or do I hunt for a hobby or subsistence. I am a collector, shooter, and investor in firearms. I do admit to enjoy shooting automatic weapons. There is not much that can put a smile on this old mans face, but sending a belt or two of 7.62 tracer downrange has been known to get me smiling on par with Joe E Brown.