No, the NRA doesn’t speak for me, and never did. Neither the “president,” nor any politician can speak for me either. I do hope Mr. Trump manages to learn that he can’t please everyone, and finds some rational advisers at the very least, but he has zero legitimate authority to dictate anything to me – about anything.
Nobody can speak for me unless I ask them to do so. I have not authorized anyone to speak for me, or to make decisions about my life and safety.
As a human being, I am the only one responsible for my life and safety. As a parent, I took personal responsibility for the health and safety of my children. No government can do that for you, no matter how compassionate and caring they seem to be – or say they are.
None of these people are asking or answering the real question:
Can evil people be prevented from doing evil by making everyone else a helpless potential victim? Do you honestly think that “laws” restricting or prohibiting an inanimate object will prevent evil people from harming others? If so, I’d like to hear exactly how you think that works…
Who owns your life? Who is responsible for your life and safety? If you choose to be subject to the non-voluntary government, do you think others can be/should be forced to go along with it? Can you speak for everyone/ anyone else?
Think about it.