Over the weekend, I was privileged to speak at the 2013 NRA Women's Leadership Luncheon in Houston. I wanted to do this for many reasons but in part because I am sick of the bad rap that the NRA is being given. What many, particularly liberals, don't even realize is that the NRA is the single largest group in America that teaches gun safety. But this matters not to liberals who don't understand why Americans feel the need to even own guns, and some go as far as to believe that we shouldn't be allowed to own guns.
Anyway, there is a column floating around written by the editor of the Aurora Sentinel. There is no doubt that his community has been shaken by tragedy, but wait until you hear his suggestion. His column reads in part:
I have seen the light. After all these years, I now agree that it’s fruitless to give the benefit of the doubt to people who are so obviously corrupt, so clearly malevolent, so bent on hurting innocent people for their own sick gain.
No more due process in the clear-cut case of insidious terrorism. When the facts are so clearly before all Americans, for the whole world to see, why bother with this country’s odious and cumbersome system of justice? Send the guilty monsters directly to Guantanamo Bay for all eternity and let them rot in their own mental squalor.
No, no, no. Not the wannabe sick kid who blew up the Boston marathon or the freak that’s mailing ricin-laced letters to the president. I’m talking about the real terrorist threat here in America: the National Rifle Association.
He goes on to say that the NRA uses “the weapon of choice for all terrorist organizations, extortion.”
Honestly, it's a bit difficult to discern whether or not this man is engaging in hyperbole to prove his point, or if he truly feels like this is a logical solution to what he views as a problem. In this case, this editor has become hysterical when faced with principles and practices with which he doesn't agree.