Last May, the NRA announced it was cutting staff and salaries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has upended the gun-rights organization during what should be heady times for the group, in the middle of a presidential election, and with gun owners riled up over what they see as an effort by authorities to trample on their Second Amendment rights.
The organization said it had nearly 5 million members as of December 2018. Observers and lawmakers see the gun-rights organization as one of the three most influential lobbying groups in Washington, DC, according to Wikipedia.
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Black conservative leaders discuss how the NRA was created to protect freed slaves – SHORT VERSION
Black conservative leaders discuss the reason the NRA was founded and how gun control is an effort to control people.
The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) hosted a group of prominent figures from the African American community at 9:45A.M. on Friday, February 22nd at the National Press Club to speak out against gun control legislation currently being considered on Capitol Hill.
CURE is the largest black conservative think tank in the nation and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
CURE organized the news conference in response to concerns shared by black conservatives that the Senate proposed laws will restrict their ability to defend themselves, their property and their families. They are also concerned that the proposed gun control legislation puts too much power in the hands of politicians.
“I believe that it is our duty to stand together and challenge the proposals currently on the table in the Senate, which invoke painful memories of Jim Crow laws and black codes,” said CURE president and founder, Star Parker. “Black history is rife with government demands for background checks in order to qualify for constitutional rights. All Americans should be concerned.”
Star Parker, a nationally syndicated columnist and other noted thought leaders, authors and speakers will make the case against the type of gun control measures President Obama and his liberal allies are proposing. While the group believes that Sandy Hook was a national tragedy, they oppose its use as an opportunity to advance government control and strip any American citizens of their constitutional rights. In the middle of Black History Month, CURE is calling for a serious national dialogue about the impact of gun control on the black community.
“We want to inform United States senators that we will be notifying urban pastors, business leaders and other black voters of their legislators’ position on the Second Amendment—especially blue senators in red states currently up for re-election.” The news conference is to rally behind the tradition of former slave and great American orator Frederick Douglass who said, “A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.”
DAFR fights for the inalienable firearms rights of responsible disabled Americans. Disabled Americans have unique needs when exercising their 2nd Amendment rights. The mission of DAFR is intertwined within five basic areas of focus.
These areas consist of:
1. The introduction of firearms for self-defense to disabled Americans. 2. Shooting sports program and organized competition for disabled Americans and wounded veterans. 3. Oversee firearms legislation and research their impact on Americans with disabilities. 4. Offer assistance to responsible disabled Americans in order to exercise their 2nd Amendment right. 5. Educating the public and elected officials about how disabled American firearms owners have unique needs that must be met when exercising their 2nd Amendment right.
We have also become concerned with recent legislation that is proposed throughout the United States in reaction to the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. With that, our organization has taken a clear stand on various bills, public acts and proposed laws that we deem would be disadvantageous to responsible disabled firearms owners. DAFR intends to shed light on the fact that many Disabled Americans can only use certain types of firearms such as the highly adaptable AR15 rifle platform. A ban or other serious restrictions on the AR15 rifle as well as certain other firearms will have an adverse effect on the rights of thousands of disabled Americans.
The lawsuit argues that closing gun stores violates the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and that licensees are to be deemed “essential” places of business as they provide access to that right.
It also cites the Fourteenth Amendment, which reads in part that “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States.”
On the other side of the country, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was served with a lawsuit last week claiming his executive order closing all “non-life-sustaining” businesses violated the Second Amendment, as it did not originally allow gun stores to continue operation.
Last week, the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court ruled in a divided decision against a Lancaster County gun shop owner and a gun buyer from the Philadelphia suburbs.
But shortly thereafter, Wolf allowed gun stores some limited reopening abilities.
Retailers may now sell guns by appointment only during limited hours, so long as social distancing is practiced, according to FOX 29.
An attorney in the Supreme Court case, Joshua Prince, credited a dissenting opinion from Commonwealth Supreme Court Justice David Wecht and two other justices, who wrote that the initial policy indicated an “absolute and indefinite prohibition upon the acquisition of firearms by the citizens of this commonwealth.”
Wecht wrote that such a move created “clear tension” with the Pennsylvania State Constitution and the Second Amendment.
A spokeswoman for Wolf told FOX 29 on Tuesday that the adjusted policy was developed “following review of the Supreme Court’s decision.”