On Monday, Governor Dannel Malloy (D-CT) said that the NRA is a terrorist organization. “They act quite frankly in some cases as a terrorist organization,” Malloy said.
“The NRA today is a far cry from the NRA that in 1999 said that teachers shouldn’t carry weapons in schools. Or in the 90’s said we should have universal background checks. They have in essence become a terrorist organization,” he added.
Not only is the NRA fighting for the constitutional rights of every citizen in this country, they are trying to keep America safe. Since when is defending Americans right to the second amendment which lets citizens defend themselves terrorism? Isn’t that actually the opposite of what any terrorist organization would do? The answer to that question is yes.
“You want to make safer guns? We will boycott your company. That’s who they are. That’s what they do,” Malloy said. Yet in a statement released by the NRA to Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, the NRA said: “No organization in the world does more to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms than the NRA.” This statement is absolutely true.
Jennifer Baker, NRA spokesperson responded to Malloy with this statement:
“The NRA is comprised of over five million law-abiding citizens many of whom are teachers, doctors, policeman, farmers, moms and dads residing in Connecticut. So let’s be clear Governor Malloy just called tens of thousands of his constituents terrorists.”
Voters are fed up with politicians who engage in political stunts and childish name calling rather than serious policy discussions aimed at making our schools and communities safer. A perfect example is the absurd political stunt to remove NRA trainers from the permitting process in Connecticut. No organization in the world does more to promote the safe and responsible use of firearms than the NRA.
The NRA’s Basics of Pistol Shooting course is the best training available for anyone seeking to carry a concealed firearm for self-protection. Public safety isn’t improved by eliminating the NRA training and standards for Connecticut’s permit holders or by calling people who disagree with you terrorists.
NRA members love our children and want them to be safe just as much as anyone else we just disagree that punishing law-abiding citizens who want to exercise their constitutional right to self-defense is the way to achieve that goal.“
The left continues to fight the NRA and impose new gun restrictions not to keep people safe… only to increase their own power.
Levi Perry, owner and editor of The Daily Lev.