NRA

A mentally ill or perhaps senile editorialist at the Missourian has made the bizarre assertion that the oldest civil rights organization in the United States is more dangerous than the fanatical Islamic terrorist group that throws gays from the rooftops, burns captured enemies alive, gang-rapes women and children for their own amusement, and chops off the head of anyone who disagrees with their barbaric views.

Which organization is more dangerous to Americans — ISIS or the NRA?

As you know, ISIS is the acronym for The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. It is a terrorist organization founded in 1999, headquartered in Syria and feared around the world.

The NRA is the acronym for the National Rifle Association, founded in 1891, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, and feared by politicians across America.

What makes ISIS so feared is its willingness to kill in pursuit of its goal of creating a fundamentalist caliphate.

What makes the NRA so feared is its willingness to spend heavily and campaign aggressively in pursuit of its goal of removing all restrictions on the possession and use of firearms just about anywhere by just about anyone.

I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised that a radical journalist would stoop to downplaying the savagery of one of the most despicable terrorist organizations today as he simultaneously and dishonestly attacks the five million men and women of the National Rifle Association for having the temerity to exercise their First Amendment rights in order to defend the Second Amendment and the Constitution itself.

Intellectually lazy and morally bankrupt, Kennedy completely misstates the views of the NRA (which was founded in 1871, by the way, not 1891 as he ignorantly claims) in order to beat up a strawman of his own design.

The NRA has never advocated for the removal of “all restrictions on the possession and use of firearms just about anywhere by just about anyone.” The NRA instead works with legislators in all 50 states and on the national level to ensure that law-abiding citizens are able to exercise their rights as the Founding Fathers intended.

And maybe that’s Mr. Kennedy’s actual problem.