« Next Up: Chicago | Main | Worth Reading »

June 27, 2008

This page has been moved to http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots

If your browser doesn’t redirect you to the new location, please visit The Gun Shots at its new location: www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots.

Ultimate NRA Recruiting Tool

The lead editorial in today's New York Times is almost too good to be true. For any doubters out there who thought "Can't we all just get along?" the essay puts into sharp focus the divide between those who value our individual rights and those who don't.

Consider this:

This is a decision that will cost innocent lives, cause immeasurable pain and suffering and turn America into a more dangerous country. It will also diminish our standing in the world, sending yet another message that the United States values gun rights over human life.

The title of this op-ed should have been "We Support Your Right To Be A Victim." If there were ever a more persuasive argument for joining the NRA I can't think of what it might be.

—John Snow

Comments

Tom Sorenson

New York Times - the most ignorant media outlet in the world.

Harding

Remember, these people live and work in NYC, where individual rights are rare exceptions.

All the claims of the anti-gunners which have predicted "blood in the streets" with the passage of any pro-gun, concealed carry, or castle doctrine laws have, without exception, been proven wrong while crime rights have decreased significantly in all areas afffected.

But these people don't want their opinions clouded by facts.

For those of you who don't work in or near NYC, let me show you how they think. I live in Connecticut and commute to NYC, and because of this, I must not only pay income taxes to the US and the State of CT, but ALSO to the State of New York and the City of New York! And I have NO formal representation in the New York State or City government - that's 'Taxation without Representation' which is why this country held a revolution!

But New Yorkers don't care, because that right would be for the individual, and NYC is the center of 'group think'.

Also, my nephew was a Marine and now NYPD, but his ability to carry outside official duties is severely restricted, so at times he's not trusted to carry a weapon to keep NYC safe!!!

That's why I support NRA-ILA and am moving my job out of NYC.