Cowardice Isn’t The NRA’s Fault
The NRA is a gang of very strange, conspiracy-theory spewing, racist, bigoted know-nothings who don’t give a damn about the safety of their fellow citizens. They would rather the streets be flooded with all manner of weapons rather than ever allow a single law or regulation that would govern the world of guns.
But they aren’t the real problem.
In the case of the NRA, they’re going to do what they’re going to do. They’ve been given a free hand to be horrible and take the opportunity to do so at every turn.
The problem is politicians of both parties who are so terrified of the gun lobby (never mind it’s over exaggerated power) that they are unwilling to do anything remotely sensible about guns in America.
Democrats and Republicans are simply terrified to anger what boils down to a few overly enthusiastic guys who get together to ogle guns and their accessories like a pin-up centerfold.
It is the politicans, who have been elected to lead, who are deserving of our contempt for their failure. They are terrified to even discuss gun legislation, let alone introduce it in either the House or Senate for debate. We have leaders — all the way up to President Obama — who just won’t do anything about guns because they view the political cost as more important than the lives lost.
None of this is the NRA’s fault. The NRA is going to do what the NRA does. It is hard to blame them for our leaders inability to see them for the paper tiger they are. It isn’t the NRA’s fault when our leaders can’t see massacre after massacre as a reason to do something sensible.
The NRA can lie and fear-monger with the best of them. But they aren’t the people who are in office. They’re an outside actor, yelling “jump!”
And our leaders meekly ask in response: “How high?”