Democrats Blame NRA for Mass Shooters, but the Numbers Are Clear: None Are Members

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As much as we try to enforce the laws, there always seems to be problems within our bureaucracy. As we discovered in the recent shooting in Texas, the fact is had the history of Devin Kelley, his mental health and criminal past been entered into the data base of the NCIS, Kelley would have never been allowed to purchase a gun in the first place. But Democrats and the MSM don’t want to talk about those facts.

Just like clockwork Democrats and liberals came out against guns and demanded more gun control. Of course, the Democrats cast blame for the atrocity on the National Rifle Association, as if the organization itself helped pull the trigger to murder innocent people. But the fact is…

No NRA members have ever committed a mass shooting.

Following through on that smear of America’s oldest civil rights organization — dedicated to protecting the natural right to keep and bear arms for law-abiding citizens, to defend against government tyranny and violent criminals — many on the anti-gun side will deliberately conflate NRA membership with perpetrators of mass shootings.

As Independent Journal Review noted, some on the left even go so far as to accuse NRA members of being “murderous” or part of a “terrorist group” that actively encourages and even supports acts of depravity such as mass murder with a firearm.

However, despite the persistence of that smear, there has yet to be put forth any sort of evidence proving that NRA members commit mass shootings … not even one.

No NRA members have ever committed a mass shooting.

For the record, though there isn’t a set definition of what exactly constitutes a “mass shooting,” it is generally understood to include one or more shooters killing four or more individuals at random in a single event.

That doesn’t include gang-related shootings, shootings that stemmed from the commission of a separate crime, such as armed robbery, or shootings involving family members or close acquaintances as targets, such as a domestic violence situation.

To be sure, many have explicitly looked for such evidence and come up lacking, and there have been wide-ranging discussions with various theories and assertions on the matter, as evidenced by Quora.

Even The Washington Post — not exactly a friendly forum when it comes to gun rights — has failed to put forward any evidence that an NRA member ever committed a mass shooting.

Indeed, the newspaper has compiled a wealth of information regarding mass shootings, dating back some 50 years, including the death toll of each shooting, type of weapons involved, and what is known of the shooters themselves.

Not a single one of the 135 shooters listed was identified as a member of the NRA.

If any of them were, you can bet the WaPo would plaster that information in the headline and opening paragraph, as well as sprinkled liberally throughout the rest of the article.

Were a known NRA member to commit a mass shooting, you can bet the liberal MSM would be all over it!

IT HASN’T HAPPENED, because no NRA members have committed a mass shooting.

Nevertheless, the left can be expected to continue trotting out this baseless allegation after the next shooting, and the one after that, and so on. Facts don’t matter, and they have an agenda to push.

The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights. It was Founded in 1871, the group has informed its members about firearm-related bills since 1934, and it has directly lobbied for and against legislation since 1975. It also claims to be the oldest continuously operating civil rights organization in the United States.

Founded to advance rifle marksmanship, the modern NRA continues to teach firearm competency and safety. It instructs civilians and law enforcement, youths and adults, in various programs. The organization also publishes several magazines and sponsors competitive marksmanship events. Membership surpassed 5 million in May 2013.

Observers and lawmakers see the NRA as one of the top three most influential lobbying groups in Washington, DC.

The 2nd Amendment gives each individual the right to keep and bear arms. There’s a reason why our founding fathers put the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights. It was seen as and still is THAT important! It is the right of ‘We the People’ and it shall not be violated!

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.



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