The NRA was founded in a different world than that which we live in. As a result of the civil war former union soldiers founded a gun group to promote marksmanship training, apparently union soldiers missed more than they hit, education, and gun safety, they were to be reasonable advocates for enthusiasts ( marksmen etc..)
In our times, especially under Wayne LaPierre, the NRA has transformed itself into a dangerous lobby group that should be classified as a” hate group” ( if not a terrorist organization) that has no semblance to the original org. There are many reasons, although looking at other countries statistics mass shootings seem to be an American phenomenon, mass shooting happen but the one UNDENIABLE component is the proliferation and easy access to assault type weapons. There is no real argument that can be made for the NRA’s push to keep these weapons in the hands of Americans, certainly nothing that was intended by its founders.
The time for a discussion or negotiation with the NRA on sensible gun ownership has long passed, it’s time to hold them accountable and all supporters—-ALL are complicit in every murder committed with these weapons. WE THE PEOPLE need to dictate the future of gun ownership in America not a terrorist/lobby group—Fuck the NRA!