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Why I Just Joined the NRA

5thDegreeInSight Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 12:33 PM
I rejoined for the first time in over 30 years as well. I also gathered the following just to show how wrong these folks are: Swiss Homicide rate – 0.70 per 100,000 US households with guns – 43% Swiss households with guns – 29% The Swiss all serve in the militia until at least 30 years old and have the option of retaining their personal weapon after service. The weapon is returned to the factory, has the full auto capability disabled and the weapon is returned to the individual. Somehow this empirical data leads me to think we should be looking at something other than the guns.
5thDegreeInSight Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 12:35 PM
Sorry dropped the first line:

US Homicide rate – 4.2 per 100,000
Swiss Homicide rate – 0.70 per 100,000
US households with guns – 43%
Swiss households with guns – 29%

The Swiss all serve in the militia until at least 30 years old and have the option of retaining their personal weapon after service. The weapon is returned to the factory, has the full auto capability disabled and the weapon is returned to the individual.

Somehow this empirical data leads me to think we should be looking at something other than the guns.

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...