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Why I Just Joined the NRA

24242 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 2:07 AM
I thought the same exact thing. Just remove the restrictions. Teachers and faculty who are trained and licensed to carry can. Those who aren't, won't. Nobody needs to know who's packing. There...not only did I prevent more federal expenditures, but state and local as well.

I’m not your typical NRA member. I’m Jewish, Ivy League educated (Columbia University, Class of ’83, President Obama’s classmate), and have been a member of the mainstream media (I started my career as an anchorman and host for CNBC, then called Financial News Network). Also unusual, I joined the NRA in the days after the Sandy Hook, Connecticut tragedy.

Here are the reasons why.

First, I believe it’s clear that our politicians have come to all the wrong conclusions. Why would we rush to ban guns, when almost all of our mass murders and most of...