Apparently the NRA is catching some (I would not even say “a lot”) of flak over declining Our Glorious President’s invitation to sit down and figure out how best to abridge our Constitutionally-protected rights.
*shrug* Cannot say as though I care a great deal about those whiners’ objections.
Allow me to let you in on a little not-so-secret: we are winning. Constitutional carry is making a slow, steady march across the country. The number of concealed carry permits (in those states that still require them) is constantly increasing. Firearm sales made new records, broke those, and kept on going. We now have two Supreme Court decisions, and two quotes from President Barack Hussein Obama (for what little the latter are worth), confirming that the Second Amendment protects a pre-existing, individual right to own firearms “in common use”. More and more people are getting into the shooting sports every day, getting involved in the politics, and getting interested in protecting and preserving their personal rights.
With all that said, allow me to let you in on another not-so-secret: winners do not bother with negotiations – they do not have to. The only folks who want to negotiate are those who believe they have something to gain from the process, and given that the NRA would be sitting down across the table from the Brady Bunch, the VPC, MAIG, and Our Glorious President… well, none of those organizations or individuals have anything to offer the NRA, aside from more attacks, more subterfuge, more bigotry, and more lies.
And who the hell wants to put up with that?
So, screw ’em. If they want to sit down and daydream about how best to abrogate law-abiding American citizens’ rights (which is all this meeting is going to boil down to), they are more than welcome to… but I see absolutely no reason why any pro-rights organization should lend credibility to the proceedings by attending. Something tells me that no matter the outcome, we will just keep on winning, and they will just keep on whining…
(And on an almost-completely unrelated note, some part of me is rather pleased at the prospect of the NRA developing something approximating a spine…)