The NRA and Moms Demand Action may be partnering to further infringe upon your right to bear arms. A concerned lifetime member of the National Rifle Association messaged Willes Lee, a member of the Board of Directors. In the message, the member asked if the gun rights organization to which he gives money will fight for our right to bear arms. Lee responded by saying the following: “Thanks for your membership & support. Your snark doesn’t deserve a reply. Try again.”
I suppose now is a good time to remind people that the NRA supported the NFA. They laid on their sides when Trump banned bump stocks. And now it looks like they will do the same thing when it comes to suppressors. The disrespect shown by Lee is unbecoming of anyone in a position of leadership. But what is worse is his disrespect for the right to bear arms (I’m assuming he supports gun control passed by Republicans since he didn’t respond to my request for comment.
The NRA: Sellouts Negotiating Rights Away
Willes Lee is just a symptom of the cancer that is the NRA taking money from gun owners to fight against gun rights. As mentioned above, the NRA has been fighting against the interests of gun owners since the 1930s. When it comes to our non-negotiable rights, actions speak louder than words. When it comes to people like Willes Lee and other closeted tyrants, you will hear the phrase: “I support the right to bear arms, but…”
Michael Malice once said that in politics, anything preceding the word “but” ought to be ignored. When someone calls for any restriction on your right to bear arms (including accessories and ammunition), they do not support the right to bear arms. Rather, they support government-regulated privilege. They are no ally to liberty. Fortunately, the NRA has seemingly come out against the ban on suppressors, but Willes Lee is still a threat to your right to bear arms.
The Suppressor Ban Expands Tyranny
Beyond the NRA selling out your fundamental rights, we have to realize why what they are doing is so bad. A suppressor is an accessory that mitigates muzzle flash and reduces the sound produced by a firearm by 30 decibels on average. Even with a suppressor, the average gunshot is still louder than a jackhammer. All that a suppressor accomplishes is that it mitigates the possibility of immediate hearing damage. Prolonged exposure can still cause hearing damage.
The question is not a matter of need. It is a matter of your rights. You, as an individual, have a fundamental right to bear arms. You also have an inherent property right. So long as you voluntarily acquire a firearm and/or suppressor, you are not violating anyone’s rights.
It’s time to stand up and fight against tyranny, even if it’s from people who falsely claim to support liberty. Support organizations like Gun Owners of America, the National Association for Gun Rights, and the Firearms Policy Coalition. They deserve your support. The NRA does not after this incident.