Tits on a bull

“The NRA is a non-partisan, single-issue organization made up of millions of individual members dedicated to the protection of the Second Amendment. We do not represent the interests of other organizations. That’s their responsibility. Our responsibility is to protect and defend the interests of our members. And that we do without apology.”

If you are a member of the NRA, cancel your membership. The Second Amendment has no value without the larger context of the entire Constitution. If the NRA’s purpose is merely to protect the interests of its members, then they also have no value. Basically, this is a doctor walking by a man suffering from a heart attack in the street and announcing “I’m on lunch break.” The Second Amendment is not a “single issue” and those who pursue it as such are no different than the teacher’s unions or ACORN. They do harm to the Constitution and by extension to the Second Amendment they claim to support.

If you don’t know what H.R. 5175 is, take a look. Not only has the NRA ceased opposing this bill, they’ve taken a bribe from Congress that will exclude them from jurisdiction. So, the government can force other organizations to disclose their donors but the NRA will be exempt. As long as they are, that’s fine with the NRA. They’re more than happy to look the other way while other less organized or represented groups of citizens are abused under the law. Don’t buy their cynical attempt to hide behind the outstanding men and women who serve in our armed forces or law enforcement agencies. That is a red herring attempting to divert your eyes from the fact that they care only about one thing, and it isn’t the Second Amendment. Nobody is asking the NRA to take up the cause of other organizations. However, when you withhold criticism of a bill you’ve clearly described as a “draconian” measure designed to “intimidate speech” because Congress has bribed you to keep your mouth shut, you’re not serving any cause at all.

My message to Chris Cox and the rest of the NRA is this: Take your seven pieces of silver and shove them up your ass. I’ll keep my shotgun anyway.