Do you still believe in speaking your mind? When no one speaks freely, causes can’t be championed and the truth will be lost. So who are the people who still revere the principles of individual expression?

The National Rifle Association (Of America) is continuing their “Good Guys” values campaign. It’s a powerful series of messages, posing a the NRA as a much broader-based civil rights and values advocacy group, going far beyond Second Amendment issues.

While some may worry that the NRA is getting away from what they think is the organization’s core beliefs, I’d argue that the organization is arguably going back to its roots. The NRA was founded in 1871 by former Union Army officers who discovered that their soldiers were poorly prepared to defend themselves, or a nation. A nation without a moral core is bankrupt and will collapse, as history has shown us time and time again. Marksmanship is great, but having something worth fighting for is paramount.

I personally think they are on to something, and hope that this nation—and its would-be leaders—sits up and takes note of how this campaign is resonating with the American people.

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