NRA backtracks, apologizes for criticizing Texas group’s open carry tactics



  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,948 Senior Member
    And, not all youth is of this opinion. Many have enough common sense to avoid getting caught up in disasters such as this. Even though they're young and inexperienced they have been taught by their parents to use restraint in all matters. This is the real future of our country.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • justin10mmjustin10mm Senior Member Posts: 688 Senior Member
    Until open carry of modern handguns is legalized in Texas, as it is in so many other states, these legal "demonstrations" will continue. Get that law passed and they will disappear. Nobody wants to carry a long gun around.

    Rather than give negative criticism to this group, that only serves to further divide the pro 2nd movement and make us weaker overall, we should be giving constructive criticism. If you don't agree with their methods...fine. What is your suggestion for going about getting these antiquated anti 2nd amendment laws overturned? Open carry has been prohibited for more than a hundred years in Texas, obviously being quiet and going with the flow has not worked.
  • horselipshorselips Senior Member Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    The NRA was right the first time, and I'm not backing away from that. Open carry will be the death of our RKBA yet. The antis will eventually make the case that concealed carry is just as scary as open carry, after all, guns are guns, and all they need is one more Justice on the Supreme Court to make it happen. Just one more. If we don't start winning elections, sooner or later, they'll get that one more Justice, and all of our arguments will be moot. it will be too late.

    If it wasn't for the NRA and the GOA and the SAF, we'd all be suffering under radical new gun controls right now. Only our major pro-gun organizations, working together, were able to withstand the surge of public opinion after Newtown and Aurora. No thanks to the self-righteous, death-wish gun owners out there who are happy to make the perfect the enemy of the good, and don't join the NRA, or bother to vote in every election against every liberal Democrat. So what if you find a fault here or there with the NRA, or don't like the GOA's Gottlieb or whatever. An organization who is with you 80% of the time is an ally, not a 20% traitor. Take that 80% now, and work on the 20% later.

    The shrinks know for a fact that some people fail in business because they're literally afraid of success. Strange but true. The same holds for some hard-core conservatives. Enough in fact to assure the election of President Obama and other totalitarian-progressives. They won't vote for, work for, or contribute to the most viable candidate representing their own best interest because if elected, that candidate might actually be on their side most of the time. The death-wish conservative is afraid of that. They'd rather see their existential enemy elected - the excuse is the RINO might not have checked every box on their ideological checklist. They are clueless that every RINO will still vote for the Republicans to control the House and Senate, most will also vote to confirm conservative judges, and vote against most tax increases, most gun controls, and against ratification of onerous treaties. But, death-wish conservatives would rather lose elections, and have their liberties infringed, their wealth redistributed, their choices taken away, their country bankrupted, their military defanged and declawed - somehow that feeds some inner emotional or psychological need that success just can't fill.
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