I found out that I received my first F since 1990 (college algebra was not my friend). The NRA gave me an F rating. I was at least hoping for a D…C- at best. What does an F rating mean?
“True enemy of gun owners’ rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights and/or actively leads anti-gun legislative efforts, or sponsors anti-gun legislation.”
Considering I’ve never had the opportunity to vote on any gun legislation, I find their description quite presumptive and assuming.
Not answering was considered to be an “indication of indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners’ and sportsmen’s rights.” Basically, damned if I do, damned if I don’t. So I did. I answered truthfully.
I support the Second Amendment, but…
I believe that training should be required, there should be expanded background checks, I see no need for a civilian to own a semi-automatic firearm, guns don’t belong in a college classroom, and finally – local control should be returned for determining regulations. In the case of District of Columbia vs. Heller (2008), the decision emphasized that no right is absolute. Meaning that gun control (or gun safety as I like to think of it) measures would not always violate the Second Amendment.
Although my responses aren’t posted on the NRA’s website, I’m happy to share them.