My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for National Rifle Association Of America, Fairfax, VA, USA
The NRA has misplaced its moral compass and the reason for its creation. While there is nothing wrong with defending the 2nd amendment and gun ownership, a line in the sand must be drawn as to what is common sense, what keeps our citizens safe and what does not, and what did our founding fathers intend when the 2nd amendment was written? I used to believe that the NRA was an organization created to advocate for the protection and safety of the citizens of the United States. Today however, the safety of our citizens is second to the NRA's distorted belief that the safety of our citizens, children and the innocent are second to gun ownership in whatever form that takes as well as the profits of gun manufacturers. This is flawed. Our founding fathers sought to protect the people by allowing the people to protect themselves with gun ownership and that is valid. The NRA Board and Executive Director however, have taken the position that the citizens of the U.S.A. shall not be protected because the right to use a gun outflanks the right to be protected from a gun.
Lets be clear. There is no slippery slope like the NRA would want us to believe. That's a convenient excuse for them to harden their stance. There is no threat to the 2nd amendment and no recent Democrat has ever made an attempt to repeal the 2nd amendment. But what has happened is that that Federal law prohibits the ownership and use of machine guns and other weapons designed to kill as many people as possible as quickly as possible. The NRA was never against that so what happened? What happened is that the Executive Director has done a magnificent job of convincing legislature candidates that their 5 million (self reported) members are a force to be reckoned with. However, there are over 100 million U.S. Citizens. So why and how is the NRA so powerful? or is it a loud bear with only dentures for teeth? I'd rather support a guns rights organization that focuses on the rights of our children first rather than the rights of gun manufacturers and anonymous donors who are too afraid to identify themselves. I want to support an organization that is an advocate for the 2nd amendment without being an advocate first the gun manufacture or an advocate for the Executive Director. I want to support an advocate for the safety of my children, family, neighbors and those who I am with and not with. I want to support an advocate for the safety of the citizens of the United States of America. I will not support a radicalized leader or its board who has tarnished a once great organization and I will never support an organization that places it profits, salaries, and moral compass before the safety and best interest of the people and citizens of this great country. A one star rating is a gift for this once great organization.