But I've got a lot against the NRA. The National Rifle Association don't seem so much devoted defending the right of law abiding citizens to keep their guns as defending the right of anyone who can get a gun to use it with impunity. That's a "right" I don't think any of us, including law-abiding gun owners need.
- Item: the NRA opposes a simple technical measure that would help law enforcement figure out what gun was used in a crime. According to the New York Times,
You know what -- get over it. Anonymity for shooters just isn't anyone's right. The NRA is just shilling for gun manufacturers who don't want the expense of retooling. Their stance has nothing to do with rights and everything to do with an industry's irresponsible greed.
- Item: the NRA is selling insurance to cover costs of criminal defense. Sure, go ahead, use your gun to shoot someone (perhaps under something like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law), and the NRA has just the product for you. According to Think Progress:
The NRA's insurance product reads just as confusingly as that from any other insurer. I wonder whether they pay off if criminal defense fails?