NRA Ignoring Immigration Threat To Gun Rights

By Bluegrass Bruce

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NRA Ignoring Immigration Threat To Gun Rights
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Kentucky – -(Ammoland.com)-  Mitch McConnell’s surrender on immigration reform last week could have major consequences for Second Amendment rights.

Deportation amnesty is one of the biggest threats to gun rights because it will add millions of anti-gun voters to the electorate in one fell swoop.

The vast majority of illegal aliens are Hispanics, and Hispanics are one of the most anti-gun demographics in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, 62% of Hispanics prefer expanding gun control to percent gun rights, compared to 39% of white voters.

Gun Owners of America estimates that amnesty could add more than 8 million anti-gun voters to the electorate. The consequences of this would be nothing short of devastating.

GOA explained:

“This is exactly what happened to California — which was once a Red State,” GOA explained in a 2014 alert. “Because of the Simpson-Mazzoli amnesty bill of 1986, the state lurched violently to the left and now can’t pass gun control restrictions fast enough.”

Yet GOA seems to be the only gun group drawing attention to the issue. As David Codrea noted in a series of columns last year, the NRA avoids addressing the immigration issue like the plague.

The NRA launched an advertising campaign last year devoted entirely to non-gun issues such as the IRS scandal and national security. Immigration reform was one of the few aspects of Obama’s agenda that the campaign failed to acknowledge.

The NRA also declined to punish the seventeen NRA A-rated Senators who voted to confirm Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, who stated during his confirmation hearings that illegals have “earned the right to be citizens.”

Now, with Obama’s amnesty order on the verge of becoming law, the NRA is doing a major disservice to its members by failing to acknowledge amnesty for what it is — a grave threat to gun rights.

About Bluegrass Bruce
Bluegrass Bruce is a hunter, political blogger, and UK basketball fan from Kentucky. His opinions on gun rights and politics are posted on “Bluegrass Bruce” and shared on websites and blogs across the United States. Visit: www.bluegrassbruce.blogspot.com

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    Russn8r

    Terrific article. Thank you for having the courage and insight to write it. Despite being an indirect gun rights issue, it’s the gravest threat by far to gun rights, the Constitution, and indeed the USA. Dr. Strange’s argument is a weak and disingenuous strawman, almost as if he didn’t read the article. He offers no evidence about the alleged charter language that supposedly forces the NRA to suicidally and stupidly ignore indirect gun right issues, because there is no such evidence. The NRA does in fact lobby and grade on indirect gun rights issues *when it wants to*. FatherTime’s argument… Read more »

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    FatherTimePiece

    This makes my blood boil. One of the MAIN reasons we as gun-owners and generally conservative people are floundering about is that we are all so busy fighting each other, rather than focusing on our real enemy, the socialist democrats! Look, each organization does what it does, and we all need to work together. Maybe NRA doesn’t focus too much on immigration – so what? GOA can do that part. Geez people, let’s PLEASE stop with the “Chevy is better than Ford” infighting and get to work reclaiming OUR country!!

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    Dr. Strangelove

    The NRA only judges by the direct gun voting records of politicians. This issue effects it indirectly and is not in the charter as far as I know and the NRA isn’t an immigration group.