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No Merit in Vilifying NRA as Terrorists

No Merit in Vilifying NRA as Terrorists
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Wednesday, 07 March 2018 02:32 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said the National Rifle Association is acting like a "terrorist organization," according to Fox61 TV — as quoted by Newsmax. "They act quite frankly in some cases as a terrorist organization," Governor Malloy said. "The NRA today is a far cry from the NRA that in 1999 said that teachers shouldn't carry weapons in schools. Or in the 90's said we should have universal background checks. They have in essence become a terrorist organization."

A political action committee, Mad Dog PAC, registered in December of 2017 by a former White House staffer in former President Bill Clinton's administration, has paid for a billboard in Pensacola, Florida also calling the National Rifle Association (NRA) a "terrorist organization."

Moveon.org is circulating a petition declaring, "The National Rifle Association needs to be listed as a Terrorist organization for their promotion of guns and that gun violence is the only way to solve the nations (sic) problems. The NRA has become the problem for their promotion of weapons."

Such slandering of the National Rifle Association is part of a broader campaign by gun control activists to politicize the mass shooting last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that took 17 lives. Some companies have since succumbed to pressure from the gun control lobby to sever their ties with the NRA.

After all, who wants to be seen doing business with an organization with a "terrorist" label attached to it? The gun control activists are shamelessly exploiting the Parkland school tragedy, when the fact is that it most likely could have been avoided with more effective law enforcement at the federal and local levels.

The comparison of the NRA to terrorist organizations is morally reprehensible.

Real terrorists kill innocent people indiscriminately with whatever weapons they can get their hands on, whether they be guns, knives, bombs, vehicles, or chemical poisons. The NRA is made up of millions of law-abiding Americans who look to the organization to protect their Second Amendment right to bear arms and defend themselves. To label the NRA a "terrorist organization" is tantamount to shamelessly accusing its millions of members of being terrorists or terrorist sympathizers themselves, simply because of their association with the organization. The label also vilifies an organization that supports gun safety, education and reasonable background checks.

Contrary to reports in the biased mainstream media, the NRA, for example, supported the National Instant Criminal Background System, which the FBI has described as "all about saving lives and protecting people from harm — by not letting guns fall into the wrong hands." The NRA also supports stricter regulation of the sale of bump fire stocks. It issued a statement in the aftermath of the Las Vegas concert massacre last October that the "NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations." 

If anything, by pursuing its core mission of "strengthening Americans' Second Amendment freedom to defend themselves, their families and their communities," the NRA should be praised as an anti-terrorist organization.

Joseph A. Klein is a featured author for FrontPage Magazine and the United Nations correspondent for Canada Free Press. He has also authored the books "Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom" and "Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam." Klein, a Harvard Law school alumnus and practicing attorney, has been a guest on many radio shows as a commentator and has appeared on several TV shows including "Fox & Friends." For more of this reports — Click Here Now.


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