The National Rifle Association publishes a list of its "enemies" and there are a significant number of Jews and Jewish organizations on that list (nraleaders.com, click here
Wayne LaPierre probably puts it best when he says: "What fakes, frauds and liars! .." (nraleaders.com).
I also noticed a large number of black organizations and African Americans that are on the NRA's 'enemies' list too.
The leading cause of death in our black communities today is the gun and Jeff Cooper, who sits on the NRA's Board of Directors and on the NRA's Executive Council, has this to say "It would seem a valid social service to keep them well-supplied with ammunition. .." (Jeff Cooper's Commentaries in his self-published newsletter and nraleaders.com) and "It seems to me that diversity, rather than being a goal to be sought, should be an obstacle to be circumvented." (nraleaders.com, Cooper's Corner, Guns and Ammo)
John Lott states "My own research has statistically analyzed the effect of changes in hiring rules and the composition of police departments on crime, arrest and conviction rates. Increasing black officers share of the police force one percentage point as a result of the new hiring policies increases murders by at least 2%, violent crime by almost 5% and property crimes by 4%. (Investor's Business Daily, nraleaders.com)
Rep. Barbara Cubin, NRA Board of Directors, decried: "My sons are 25 and 30. They are blond-haired and blue-eyed. One amendment today said we could not sell guns to anybody under drug treatment. So, does that mean if you go into a black community, you cannot sell a gun to any black person. .." She made this comment on the house floor. Well, Ms. Cubin made her equations on a conscience and cognitive level and that fact is indisputable.
And of the word criminal, obviously someone who must be stopped, what separates the criminals from the potential criminals - isn't jay walking a violation of out cities laws, a parking ticket, running a red light, speeding, the rampant tax cheating that is costing this country roughly 500 million per year? RIAA is suing over copyright violations because people are illegally downloading songs, your VCR helps you copy movies and not pay royalties. It is impossible to be a full 'law abiding citizen' - we can drop the charade.
Speaking more about criminals, the gun culture in Minnesota violated Minnesota law when they hid a revision of the CCW law in a bill related to Minnesota’s DNR. Their attitude was: so, what – we violated the law.
Perhaps the NRA and John Lott are right in their claims that we would all be better off with more guns, a whole lot more guns, in a free range society. The scholarly findings of Mr. John Lott, Ph.D. and Ms. Mary Rosh, Ph.D. - the only two who believe we would be so much safer should be enough evidence, right?
Personally, I am in favor of letting the NRA have their way on every account (nraleader.com). Those who want an OK Corral adventure can go ahead and do just that and have a great time doing it.
The gun crowd is ramming their agendas in the face of people who don't want the threat of a gun leveled at them. Issuing death threats against the people who favor gun control is also a very common practice that belies the true heart of the gun culture. It really does come out “either agree with us, or we will kill you”. What then is tyranny – creating tyranny to prevent it is delusional thinking.
The rationalization that guns will stop tyranny comes from an 18th century fear and mistrust of the US Government. Guns in the hands of citizens have not stopped the erosion of our rights in these last seven years, nor will it stop the bill before congress to repeal the 22nd amendment (HJ 24 IH and H. J. RES. 24).
Only one person surfaced to support Mr. Lott's claim to have done a nation wide survey and we think that is conclusive? Mr. Lott also admitted using a persona to further his own agendas. No sane person in congress is calling gun confiscation despite the gun nut paranoia claims of such a government action. Who then is the liar?
Since Washington D.C. enacted the most profound of hand gun laws, crime has been on the decrease – and now we want to over turn something that is positively working? We aren’t trying to stop the criminal and potential criminal, we’re enabling them.