The N.R.A and gun nuts in general are nothing but hypocritical, self serving, fearmongers.
The idea that it needs to be easier to get silencers because gunfire noise is a public health hazard is inconceivable to any rational person. Somehow the irony is lost on gun owners.
Echoes of Gunfire Hurt Tender N.R.A. Ears https://nyti.ms/2nObfPT
Our mission from General McChrystal.
We Americans are not a uniquely bloodthirsty people. We do not have more violent video games or movies than other countries. We do not have more dangerously mentally ill individuals than other countries. We are not unique in facing down the threat of global terrorism and active shooters.
But we have uniquely high rates of gun deaths and injuries that make us stand out in the worst of ways. Our communities should not feel like war zones. Our leaders can start by doing more to keep guns out of the hands of those who cannot be trusted to handle them responsibly. That must be our mission.
Home Should Not Be a War Zone http://nyti.ms/1YvInGU
this is made vastly easier by a gun lobby that has blocked sensible safety measures at every turn, and by members of Congress who seem to pledge greater allegiance to the firearms industry than to their own constituencies. There is a word for their role in this form of terrorism: complicity.
The N.R.A.’s Complicity in Terrorism http://nyti.ms/1YsVWqA
Pretty straight forward. The NRA is fighting the wrong battles for the wrong reason.
The National Firearms Act has been requiring registration of certain guns for 80 years. It’s time to expand the weapons it covers.
Registration and licensing is the first step to reducing gun crime. Law abiding gun owners have nothing to fear.
Gun Control That Actually Works http://nyti.ms/1WVRrFv
This says it all regarding our problems with guns and with our inability to gauge true risks.
We spend billions of dollars tackling terrorism, which killed 229 Americans worldwide from 2005 through 2014, according to the State Department. In the same 10 years, including suicides, some 310,000 Americans died from guns.
But we need a new strategy, a public health approach that treats guns as we do cars — taking evidence-based steps to make them safer.
Some Inconvenient Gun Facts for Liberals http://nyti.ms/1OxoLdL
The NRA is one of the best examples of NobodyisFlyingthePlane.
The people who support it don’t actually know what it does or what it supports. They continue to support it based on an irrational fear that the big bad gubment gonna git their guns.
Who the N.R.A. Really Speaks For http://nyti.ms/1j3jmlq