The NRA was founded in 1871 by two Yankee Civil War veterans who felt “attacked” when more urban northerners could not shoot as well as rural southerners. Their motto up until 1977 was not about fighting for constitutional rights to own and use guns. “In the 1920’s and 1930’s the NRA leaders helped write and lobby for the first federal gun control laws- the very kind of laws that the modern NRA labels as the height of tyranny.” For many people, the NRA helps them feel safe and protected.
The NRA designed their campaign to enroll defenders of the right to keep and bear arms. In November 1976, the NRA’s old guard Board of Directors fired Carter and 80 other employees associated with the more expansive view of the Second Amendment and implicit distrusting any government firearm regulation.
The Founders never intended to create an unregulated individual right to a gun. Many Americans love to think otherwise. They didn't really change it, but they interpret it to their citizens quite differently. Many are startled to learn that the U.S. Supreme Court didn’t rule that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual’s right to own a gun until 2008. We all know of the organization’s considerable power over the ballot box and legislation.
The NRA considers themselves to be the "safest place" but are they really? The claim to be safest place but they're not. They make it seem as if they were victims in this whole situation. They blame us for "covering up the real news."
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