I’m not pandering to the NRA when it comes to constitutional rights
No one is “pandering” to the NRA or anyone else when it comes to constitutional rights. Just because the NRA champions the cause to retain our constitution as it was written, doesn’t mean those who agree with the philosophy are “pandering” to anyone or anything. If I agree about car safety with AAA, I’m not “pandering” to them, I’m agreeing with what they are representing on that particular issue.
“Legislators should be concerned about safety” is a joke. They’ll take our guns away while they have armed security like they’re better somehow than you or I. They are thinking about their own safety and no one else’s. Their focus is career reelection. People who put a self-righteous label of “assault” before the word weapon don’t understand that anything, including a golf club, bat, kitchen knife can all be “assault” weapons. It is how they are used. Therefore, it is all incumbent upon the actor and not the instrument. Stop trying to use labels to further a cause to limit my constitutional right.
Mark T. Kalinowski