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Why I Just Joined the NRA

jeanhart Wrote: Jan 13, 2013 4:41 PM
It's not hard to imagine why the President of the NRA would not think that background checks are effective, considering that his wife was fingered for embezzling $400,000 in donor funds from the American Conservative Union (which runs the annual CPAC pitchfork mob) while he ran it, and his son was convicted and sent to prison for a road rage meltdown in which he fired his gun at another car on the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

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...