NRA leaders double down on promoting ‘fundamental’ gun ownership rights

In the wake of every mass shooting, the left always unfairly lays the blame of a deranged, psycho killer at the feet of the National Rifle Association (NRA), as if the organization is responsible for pure evil.

According to The Hill, just days after the horrendous mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of 19 children and two teachers, the NRA’s annual convention in Houston, Texas kicked off. There, NRA leaders doubled down, even calling the ability to own a firearm a “fundamental human right.” 

NRA leaders and speakers on Friday strongly condemned the actions of the disturbed teenager who went on the school shooting rampage, while stressing that taking away gun rights from law-abiding citizens — which is what Dems want to do — is not the answer to reducing such tragedies.

“Restricting the fundamental human right of law-abiding Americans to defend themselves is not the answer. It never has been,” said NRA head Wayne LaPierre.

What’s the solution?

While nobody can definitively provide a solution to evil people doing evil things, LaPierre took the common sense and logical approach to the school shooting controversy, suggesting that America first harden security measures at schools across the country.

“We need to protect our schools, because our children deserve at least, and in fact more protection than our banks, stadiums and government buildings … so that every school has a comprehensive security program tailored specifically to that school to meet its security needs,” the NRA chief said.

Additionally, LaPierre broached the other gorilla in the room after every mass shooting, asserting that America needs to “fix our nation’s broken mental health system.”

He also called for changes to the American justice system, presumably with regard to enforcing firearms laws that are already on the books, instead of adding new laws that will not be effective.

Abbott speaks

Originally slated to speak live at the Houston convention, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) instead sent a pre-recorded message to play at the event, in which he stressed that adding new gun control laws will not solve the issue at hand.

“There are thousands of laws on the books across the country that limit the owning or using of firearms, laws that have not stopped madmen from carrying out evil acts on innocent people in peaceful communities.”

A day before, Abbott referenced cities like Chicago and New York City, both of which have literally some of the toughest gun laws on the books, yet experience the highest rates of gun violence in the nation.

Unfortunately, Democrats will likely continue to stand on the bodies of the deceased children in the Uvalde incident in order to squeeze as much political capital as possible out of the horrific tragedy, while Republicans offer real-world solutions that could help eliminate or at least mitigate the loss of life in future attacks.

 

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