All those who believe that "gun control" measures won't touch them please raise their hands. Those who raised their hands should, please, leave the room. That which I have to say does not apply to you, and I don't want to waste your time.
Those of you still here know that the NRA's strategy - of compromise - is failing, fast, or at the very best is not working as intended. Rather than appeasing the "gun grabbers", offers of compromise on more "gun control" wets their appetite for more "gun control" measures.
Some of you have figured out that the strategy based on compromise is FATALLY flawed. Some of you may even have figured out that unless the NRA changes its strategy, the law abiding firearm owner in America will go the way of the Jews in Nazi occupied Europe: extermination.
This strategy will continue to fail because it is based on one wrong assumption. Bad assumptions are the Mother of all screws. The FATALLY bad assumption is that some forms of "gun control" -e.g., the "instant check" are, or can be, a socially useful policy, or at least not socially harmful. This is wrong. Dead wrong.
"Gun control" is an extremely destructive policy. It helped clear the way for Nazi ascendancy in Germany. As a result, 13,000,000 people were murdered; 2700/day, each day that the Nazis were in power (30 January 1933 - 7 May 1945). In the 12 member countries of the European Union, it would take about 400 years for that number of people to be murdered, assuming that Europeans were as inclined to commit murder as are a tiny minority of Americans, and if they did nothing to restrain the murders.
For the NRA to mobilize the bulk of the population, it must as a matter of great possible urgency - abandon the policy of compromise on "gun control". The NRA must be bold and aggressive. It is not enough to focus on leading "gun grabbers". It is essential to attack the concept of "gun control", to show that this is a blood drenched concept, that has no place in any civilized country.
The NRA must turn its back on its 60 years of trying
to reach a compromise with the "gun grabbers". To that end, the NRA should:
Unless and until the NRA attacks the concept of "gun control", and shows that "gun control" is a very evil public policy, "gun control" will prosper. And the NRA, and its members will, slowly, be erased.
You have a choice. You can behave the same way as Jews in Nazi Germany and Nazi occupied Europe. Like the Leaders of Jewish Community Councils (Judenrat), you can sacrifice some members of the community - the elderly, the chronically sick, etc.- to try to save others. You will be asked for more concessions; children below the age of ten. A slice at-a-time, the "gun- grabbers" will ask you for more.
By not putting before your members, and the American people, the Nazi roots of "gun control" in America, you have contributed to the enactment of the Brady Bill, and most recently, the ban on "military type" firearms.
When will you rise and fight? Will you wait until "sporting firearms" larger than .22 are banned? Will you wait until black powder firearms are banned? Will you wait until shooting ranges are zoned out of existence?
The choice is yours; You can turn your back on a failed
strategy - one of compromise with evil-doers - and attack the concept of
"gun control" by exposing the Nazi roots of "gun- control" in America.
Or, you can persist in a failed strategy, and accept your own extinction.