I didn't leave the NRA. The NRA left me.

By Greg Hunter

I should probably support the National Rifle Association, which bills itself as the nation’s “foremost defender of Second Amendment rights”; I’m one of the millions of Americans who holds those rights dear. I learned to shoot with the Boy Scouts in an NRA class, I got my first hunting license in an NRA class and, when the MS-13 gang authorized my execution a few years ago, I went to the indoor range at the NRA’s Virginia headquarters for training, advice and practice. I also own more than my fair share of firearms: Rifles for hunting deer and elk, shotguns for waterfowl and upland game, and handguns for personal protection.

The problem is — and I’m hardly alone in thinking this — that the NRA doesn’t really support me, at least anymore. Their mission, once focused on education, safety and proficiency, seems to have narrowed to a fixation on the preservation of both Republican politicians and the unfettered ability to buy, sell and carry any and every kind of firearm in every conceivable time and place.

It has further pedantically declared anyone who would even want to discuss that expansive view — including gun owners like me and the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia — an enemy. And, at the same time, the organization has chosen to embrace issues that go well beyond the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms, and frequently taken positions that are anathema to individual rights.

source: nbcnews.com