Jim Macklin 
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Re: “Second Amendment’s hits, myths

The National Rifle Association was created in 1871 and until about 1970 was apolitical, only becoming a lobby when forced to do so by the active attacks on the right to self-defense and the means to defend life.
No attempt to repeal the Second Amendment has been proposed in Congress except for a few really radical lawmakers. Their proposals never got to a vote because only about ten states would ratify such an amendment.
But this has not prevented many local laws banning certain or even all firearms during the past fifty years.
When I joined the NRA over 50 years ago, an oath was required, to support the Constitution. A person also needed a sponsor to join, a judge, police officer, military officer or another NRA member. These requirements were struck down by a law suit that claimed it was discrimination.
The NRA supports all of the Bill of Rights and all of the Constitution. The NRA has an elected Board of Directors that includes men and women, and all races.
The NRA has always supported "reasonable" firearms laws. The argument is about what is reasonable and effective at controlling the dangerous individuals. Ultimately, the only protection is having the possibility of armed defense at every potential point of attack. Since to properly guard the 10, 20,000 schools and school students in the United States would require at least 1,000,000 armed police officers doing nothing but guarding the schools, in addition to the officers now enforcing traffic, parking, and other duties.
The simple fact is the USA would have to become a Police State if total security is demanded. We cannot afford this financially and nor can freedom survive if we are a police state with a cop on every corner and in each hallway and floor in every school.

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Posted by Jim Macklin on 11/07/2016 at 8:00 PM

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