I challenged Common Dreams readers once before, with little feedback, I must admit. So I know this comment will be a wasted effort on my part. But, what the hell, I’m retired. Here it goes, again:
In the 1960s and early 1970s women burned their bras and young men burned their draft cards. Both actions met with positive results. WHEN are the more than 4,500,000 NRA members going to organise nationwide public membership cards burning events? You have the power to deprive the NRA of $30,000,000 or more year after year when you give up your membership. What are you waiting for?
Two weekends of high profile membership card burnings can be an effective start to cutting the legs from under the NRA, especially when well-known people participate. I’m thinking of people like Michael Moore, the very public rebel who professes to be against gun violence and still maintains membership in the criminal NRA. I’m sure there are thousands of others like him.
I’m not a gun owner and I do not hunt. However, I do understand the attraction of both. A new nationwide gun safety club to replace the awful NRA might be a good idea.
NOTE: How many of you know that the NRA is hard at work on behalf of convicted felons to obtain “relief” from the “disability” of not being able to buy and possess guns? The NRA allocates multiple millions yearly to this “worthwhile” project. So in the US a felon is not allowed to vote, but owning a gun after having obtained “relief” with the help of the NRA is ok. Dear, oh dear, that makes perfect sense, but only in the US of A!