NRA protects gun rights
Do extreme laws to control guns work? Look at some of the actual results from other countries and make your own decision. Some of this data is dated, I do not have the more current data, but it is much the same.
In 1985, 33 states had adopted "Right to Carry" laws, which grant permits to applicants, who pass a criminal background check, pay their fees and in some cases complete a training course. Kansas now has the Right to Carry law. In these states, deaths and injuries from multiple-victim public shootings fell on average by 78 percent that year.
Contrast that to Britain, which in 1996 passed a handgun ban so tight that Olympic shooters had to travel to other countries to practice. In the first six years after that law was passed, gun crimes in Britain had risen by 40 percent.
Perhaps the most dramatic example of failed gun laws is Australia. In 1996, all semi-automatic rifles and handguns were banned, including hunting rifles and shotguns. In the following four years, armed robberies rose by 51 percent, unarmed robberies rose by 37 percent, assaults by 24 percent and kidnappings by 43 percent. How did this happen? The problem with such laws is they take guns from law-abiding citizens while the criminals get their guns elsewhere. The law-abiding citizen is defenseless. The media reports all shootings by criminals but rarely reports the hundreds of times that lives are saved and robberies prevented by a citizen having and using a gun.
What has prevented this type of law being passed in the U.S.? The National Rifle Association and our Second Amendment. I don't always agree with everything the NRA advocates, but this organization is the only thing standing between strict gun control and the law-abiding citizen in the U.S.
Every person who owns a gun and wants to keep it should belong to the NRA. I said "should"; it is a "must" situation.
Our new president-elect has a long record of supporting strict gun laws. His new Cabinet appointments include many advocates of strict gun laws. The United Nations wants international gun control. Do you want other countries eliminating our Second Amendment, our constitutional right to bear arms?
The NRA has more than four million members; it should be well over 20 million members. If you own a gun and want to keep it, join the NRA today.
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