Gun Rights and Balance

NRA makes sick reference to Gabby Giffords attack – NY Daily News.

For the record, I am a Republican and a gun owner. The NRA does not speak for me. It speaks for small-arms manufacturers, gun dealers, extremists, and some very well-meaning people who have been hoodwinked into believing that any limitation on weapons ownership puts us on a slippery slope to tyranny.

It is time for us to assemble an organization of Americans that speaks for gun rights but also for intelligent, modest limitations on the right to keep and bear arms. If we leave this debate to be led by extremists, the nation will wind up facing the stark choice of automatic weapons for all on the one hand, and a ban on the legal ownership of firearms on the other.

As a nation, we cannot afford for this issue to be consumed by ideological warfare. Let’s elevate this debate, and do it now.

Advertisements

Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s