I’m a believer in Civil Liberties.
I stand by the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.
Especially the Bill Of Rights.
The Bill Of Rights was the Foundation.
It’s what we built everything on.
Through the Bill Of Rights we can still hear our forefathers’ voices guiding us more than two centuries later.
Men that purposefully delved into anarchy to overthrow tyranny.
They then took that Anarchy and crafted it into order.
That was an accomplishment.
I’ve always respected anyone that defends the Bill Of Rights as well.
The ACLU is vital, in my opinion.
And, I respected the NRA and its firm backbone.
I actually respected them for taking down their Facebook page for a week.
In doing so they avoided heated and unnecessary arguments.
Most posts on their page would have been from angry people, spreading hate because they don’t know what else to do.
Taking their page down for a week prevented these fruitless confrontations.
The respect that I’ve had for them took a serious hit today.
NRA’s VP Wayne LaPierre decided to explain the reasons for the temporary removal of the Facebook page today.
Once he cleared the air on that subject, he decided to talk about Violence in America, and how Guns were really a victim that take the blame for something else….Video Games.
Yes, you heard me.
Dealers shoot each other for territory or revenge because of video games.
Mentally unstable people that don’t get the help they need shoot people because of video games.
Young men living in ghettos that join gangs because it’s the safer alternative in those neighborhoods shoot people because of video games.
Is anyone else getting a headache from grinding their teeth too hard right now?
Does Mr. LaPierre remember how many times the NRA was blamed in similar fashion?
I’m not going to go into a huge diatribe here (wipe the shocked look off of your faces)
I just want to point out that the tactics LaPierre has resorted to equate to dirty pool.
He single-handedly took a group that has always stood its ground and in the span of a few seconds branded them hypocrites.
He’ll probably be confused now when politicians and the media start taking him less seriously.
Hopefully he realizes how foolish he came off in his actions an.d takes steps to minimize the damage.
If there’s going to be any sense made in the upcoming debates the NRA will have to be at the top of its game, and this step backwards won’t make it any easier for them.