Sunday, December 23, 2012
Please cancel my membership in the National Rifle Association. I am embarrassed and appalled with Mr. LaPierre's comments this past week, and resolutely opposed to the proposal to dramatically increase the number of firearms around our children. Columbine High School had an armed guard. Fort Hood is the most populous army base in the United States. Neither were made safe by those weapons.
Among other further concerns, I neither trust the government to administer such a program, nor the NRA. NRA members are regularly injured and killed cleaning their own weapons. How are we to expect carrying them loaded in the presence of school children is likely to end? Are we further to presume to luck that we won't be adding armed pedophiles to the proximity of our playgrounds as well?
I passionately support the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution, and originally joined the NRA to support its advocacy. I will not have my resources diverted to poorly-conceived and dangerous proposals that place further schoolchildren into harms way.
Please cancel my membership in the National Rifle Association.