In an op-ed published by the National Review, an NRA spokesperson defended the organization’s position on gun control.
“We know how to stop criminals, and we know how easy it is to get them to turn around and commit a crime.
This is why we’re taking commonsense steps to keep our communities safe,” the NRA wrote.
“The NRA is not about one-upmanship or back-and-forth.
We are not about trying to make the gun industry the most powerful lobby in the world.
We don’t want to be the gun lobby.
We want to help our neighbors and protect our communities.
It’s the time for commonsense, sensible, commonsense reforms to end gun violence, and the NRA is prepared to work with Congress to enact those reforms.” “
This is the time to unite and do what we can to reduce gun violence.
It’s the time for commonsense, sensible, commonsense reforms to end gun violence, and the NRA is prepared to work with Congress to enact those reforms.”
The NRA’s position comes as the gun control debate rages on over the past year.
Several states, including Florida and North Carolina, have passed bills that would restrict the ability of law-abiding gun owners to carry a gun without a permit.
The NRA and its allies have argued that such laws infringe on Second Amendment rights, and that the laws would only hurt the gun owners.
The National Rifle Association has long been critical of the NRA for its stance on gun safety and mass shootings, but the group’s support for stricter gun laws has come under scrutiny recently after the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, in December that left 20 children and six adults dead.