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Why I Just Joined the NRA

helioquois Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 2:55 PM wrote: I’ll be glad to give up my guns when the elites in D.C. and Hollywood agree to disarm their bodyguards. Wayne...never, ever, give up your guns. Even if DC elites and Hollywood disarm just to prove their points, stay armed to prove yours: that the 2nd Amendment is a hedge against gov't tyranny. You use Hitler and Nazi Germany to make a point about the Jews being defenseless...remember, only Nazis in good standing with the party were allowed to possess their firearms. Everyone else was an undesirable...either a Jew or Communist. There were plenty of weapons, just in the wrong hands.
TDBLU Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 3:10 PM
Like the character in the C.S. Lewis novel, We must NEVER say, "It can't happen here". And, the citizen must NEVER give up the ability to take action when "IT" does happen, and sooner or later, it does happen.

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...