Much ink, airtime and social media space is being spent calling out Trump for being 'scared of the NRA'.
Trump, Schumer, Pelosi, et al, SHOULD be scared of the NRA.
Not because it's some major source of political donations - Bloomberg spends more on anti-gun candidates every year than NRA has in the last couple of DECADES - but because NRA is a REAL grassroots organization with motivated members, not an astroturf facade for someone with money and an agenda (Bloomberg, Soros).
NRA is not Dana Loesch or Wayne LaPierre or 'the gun industry'...NRA is approximately 5 million American voters generally educated about an issue and motivated to vote accordingly.
NRA and the other 2A organizations such as SAF and GOA are comprised of a small portion of the general population of law-abiding gun owners, just like groups like ABATE are a small portion of the general population of motorcycle riders, but we all work to remind everybody that the function of our constitutional republic form of government is to protect the rights of the minority from the tyranny of the majority.
When people threaten NRA, they are threatening real people, not a faceless corporation.
“People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.” (Alan Moore, V For Vendetta)
Another one of my percolating thoughts...not fully thought thru yet, so I imagine there are flaws in my logic; reasonable critique is appreciated; explain clearly where I'm wrong, please.
I'm seeing posts calling for the public execution of the Parkland FL murderer.
Bad idea. The Left will spin it as the State executing a person with diminished mental capacity and will make him a martyr.
Instead, he needs to be charged with and tried for every local, county, state and Federal firearms law he violated to illustrate how many already exist and to show why new laws are pointless.
No plea bargains - the laws are there, prosecute accordingly or explain the failure to enforce and prosecute the violations, up to and including the failures of the various levels of government to perform their required duties.
Presumably there will be claims of 'piling on' and 'overcharging' and of not being able to mount an adequate defense. This is rather uncharted territory, as it seems most of these murderers don't survive to be arrested.