Gun Ownership ‘Fundamental Human Right’, Says NRA Leader

Not even the mass incident such as Tuesday’s massacre in the Texas school that claimed the lives of 19 children and two adults is enough to convince the officials of the NRA, the National Rifle Association, of the necessity of stricter gun laws.

They’ve dismissed such calls during their annual convention on Friday with NRA leader Wayne LaPierre emphasizing that gun ownership is a fundamental human right while rejecting gun control proposals adding, however, that the Uvalde mass shooting should never happen again.

It seems that NRA officials’ long-standing opposition to any gun restrictions – including the assault-style weapons ban and the expanded background checks – hasn’t been shifted even an inch by the massacre.

LaPierre stressed that restricting the fundamental human right of law-abiding Americans to defend themselves has never been the answer, calling instead for the criminal justice system’s changes, additional security at schools as well as for fixing the US’s broken mental health system to stop future shootings in schools.

He noted that every school must have a comprehensive security program tailored specifically to meet its security needs because children deserve to be protected just like the banks, stadiums, and government buildings.

Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott also shares NRA’s stand that new gun laws will not prevent individuals from breaking the law, pointing out in a pre-recorded video message to NRA members that not even the thousands of laws across the United States that limit the owning or using of firearms have not stopped madmen from carrying out evil acts on innocent people.

According to the NRA’s lobbying arm’s executive director Jason Ouimet, NRA does not only refuse to soften its opposition to gun restrictions but will ensure to keep prominent its pro-gun message during the 2022 midterms.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem stressed in front of the NRA convention’s audience that now would be the worst time to quit, noting it’s now time to double down.

Meanwhile, thousands of protesters rallied against the NRA outside of the event of the influential gun group, calling also on Abbott to step down after the most recent school shooting has reignited the calls for tougher gun restrictions that the NRA has long lobbied GOP lawmakers to block.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.