If you’re like me, you’ve probably found some campaign, speech, or stance by the NRA disagreeable. Maybe you thought the organization was filled with Fudds that didn’t care about your AR-15s. Maybe you were upset they supported some political candidate you opposed. Regardless of the reason, the NRA rustled your feathers and you haven’t supported them since. Now all gun owners and pro-Second Amendment believers are dropped into a debate that puts us against the media and current administration to fight for our rights. Perhaps it’s time we bury the metaphorical hatchet and join our collective strengths with the NRA in order to protect the right to protect ourselves. Say what you will about the NRA and their positions over the 142 years they’ve been around. However, they do have some weight to throw around in Washington, D.C. and the rest of the nation. Acting through the Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and the Civil Rights Defense Fund, the NRA is able to play an active role in court cases across the country, defending and upholding the Second Amendment. These two organizations are helping hunters, plinkers, sport shooters, ranges, and every facet of the firearm industry retain their passions and livelihoods, and that is something every one of us can get behind.
Over the next few weeks, I plan to write about current cases the NRA is working on and explaining why these are pertinent to all of our lives. Especially now as our rights are being threatened. It is more important than ever to arm ourselves in defense of what we hold dear; when it comes to defending our rights in Washington, the NRA is a much better choice than an AR or 12 gauge.
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