I read several articles over the weekend about the rise of NRA backed “shooting clubs” on college campuses. And my initial reaction was that this plan will backfire splendidly on the NRA (And that’s a very good thing).
My logic: this program is more in line with the NRA of my childhood- when it was about gun education and safety. About hunting and shooting for recreation. Not the modern incarnation of an NRA based on fear (ie: we need guns to protect ourselves from “them” ).
And I think this NRA program will simply bring more intelligent, educated people into the organization. People who have no interest in its current track. People who overwhelmingly know a loaded gun in the house is far more likely to kill a family member then be used for self defense. PEople who have no interest in protecting the proliferation of assault weapons, armor piercing bullets, bullets designed to do maximum damage to flesh, the proliferation of cheap handguns nor open/concealed carry laws.
They are helping create a generation of NRA members who will want the NRA to go back to what it once was. An organization with common sense. And an organization devoted to gun safety.