"Reasonable gun ownership". So what is that? To whom is this "reasonable" directed or who defines "reasonable"?
I am not aware, being a member, that the NRA is extremeist, although they are right wing.
Many Democrats enjoy shooting sports and have no problem with firearms ownership. However, the bulk of the Democrat leadership are highly antigun. They want no one to be able to own guns, well, except for themselves. But no one else.
Is this what you mean by "reasonable gun ownership"?
I have never been to one of the NRA conventions, so perhaps things have been said that I am not aware of. However, I read their mag every month and so far, I really do not have any problems about it.
Mr. Bush because upset over the Ruby Ridge articles, I believe. When the NRA made comments about the jack booted thugs who attacked that family and murdered Randy Weaver's family members. I have no problem with that at all. The BATF has long been out of control and a bunch of jack booted thugs on more than a few occasions.
Congress has punished the BATF on more than one occasion as well for "being off the reservation" as they say.
politician does not honor the 2nd Amendment, then we question whether they will honor any of the others. So, we act accordingly.
But I do agree with you in the point of this article, more gun owners should be forming into powerful voting blocks, but for some reason, we do not.