Published DateTo the editor,
How often have we heard the NRA pontificate on our 2nd Amendment rights? It's obvious by now that this institution does not represent its membership. What sane person can believe that after the slaughter of the innocents in Newtown, responsible gun owners don't want to be "inconvenienced" with gun registration?
Time to call a spade a spade. The 2nd Amendment is a racist piece of legislation that should have been removed with the abolition of slavery. Only the most irresponsible gun owners believe that the 2nd Amendment actually "protects" our freedoms.
Paranoids have to come to grips with the fact that 9mm Glocks are no match for drones, tanks and the strongest army in the world. We derive our "freedoms" from the 1st Amendment. Liberals and clear thinking conservatives need to start educating the public that the pen is mightier than the sword.
The NRA and its gun rituals remind me of another institution that will go un-named. It is about keeping things as they always have been. This is probably why an ever increasing number of people believe that this gun manufacturer's foil is a hindrance to human progress.