Sitting patiently (no pun intended) in my dentist’s waiting room the other day, my choice of provided reading matter was golf, cars, boats, or a September 2016 issue of NRA’s American Rifleman magazine. You can probably guess where I gravitated. Sure, I had read my own copy back when it came out, but what the heck, review never hurts.
I’m glad it made that choice.
The editorial by NRA Executive Director Wayne LaPierre for that issue was published before the last Presidential election. At the time the news media and the polls were predicting a sure win for Hillary Clinton, who had been more hateful toward the NRA, its five million members including moi, and law-abiding gun owners in general than any candidate for the White House in history.
Her loss seemed a miraculous save on a par with the sinking of the Spanish Armada. But she and her kind are still out there…and still damning us with distortions, half-truths, and outright lies. Thus, not quite a year and a half since LaPierre’s words appeared in print, we’re hearing the same arguments.
And still needing the same truthful rebuttals LaPierre put forth at that time. Read it here and see for yourself.