NRA’s dual support for anti-#EUgunban petition and UK bans prompts anger

The National Rifle Association has lent its support to the petition against the EU gun ban plan – but some shooters aren’t happy about the association quoting Home Secretary Theresa May.

“The EU has published a draft directive in response to recent terrorist events; it risks muddling the obvious need to restrict illicit ex-military weapons entering and moving throughout the EU with the legal activities of several million decent and law abiding target and sporting shooters,” said a statement from NRA chief executive Andrew Mercer on the association’s website, which also urged shooters to sign the petition against the ban.

However, the statement continued, quoting Home Secretary Theresa May’s words on the topic:

In the UK we have seen tough legislation work and so we want to see action taken to make a difference to the availability of firearms in Europe, particularly assault rifles.

UK Shooting News asked the NRA whether it really supported this line. Its response was: “Please read the statement again – we say ‘Attempting to ban certain types of firearms by how they look, rather than what they do, is simply illogical.'”

It seems to UKSN that the NRA may have copied and pasted May’s words without really reading them or understanding the meaning behind them. Nevertheless, some shooters reading the same thing reacted with anger.

“Who on earth is the NRA retarded that has written their comment and used that quote,” said forum user ‘froggy’ on the Full Bore UK website. He also included a graph which clearly shows how the British gun bans of 1988 and 1997 had zero impact on recorded crimes involving firearms.

“So the NRA believes that the draconian, knee jerk legislation foisted upon us works? The destruction of the sport, the confiscation of private property and the folding of many businesses has all been worth it?”, added fellow forumite Sim G. “Same old, same old from the Surrey ‘faithful’. Bloody charlatans.”

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5 thoughts on “NRA’s dual support for anti-#EUgunban petition and UK bans prompts anger

  1. KUETSA

    “the obvious need to restrict illicit ex-military weapons entering and moving throughout the EU with the legal activities of several million decent and law abiding target and sporting shooters”

    There’s your problem right there! If you are nothing more than target and sporting shooters you need nothing more than single shot bolt action rifles. Time to get out in the streets screaming about self defense and the right to tactical arms!

    Your “RULERS” allow you arms that pose no threat to their power – this is what progressive socialist democrats are attempting to force the new re-interpretation of the second amendment to be – as they VERY MUCH FEEL THE NEED to outlaw tactical rifles. (Oppressive totalitarians always disarm their citizens to turn them into subjects!)

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  2. KUETSA

    #NewGlobal2A

    The cry of a people demanding to be FREE!

    The ability of citizens to form a capable militia on short notice; being necessary for the security of, and to secure their freedoms in, a free state; the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear effective arms, to enable this ability, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.

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      1. KUETSA

        Yes I am an American – dealing with the unrelenting attack on our 2nd amendment rights – reading how far the UK is going with gun and knife control – and seeing the future of where progressive socialist democrats want to take us with “sensible” – “common sense” gun control – they are slanderous liars pushing for a federal registration database to facilitate confiscation (Australian style) under the guise of “universal background checks” (Which we already have through the FBI). Around here “non-compliance” – and “not one more inch” is the attitude of the times! New York State’s registration law achieved a 4% compliance rate – most of which are cops so they can keep their semi-automatic rifles when they retire!

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