After the shooting in Newtown, CT, the NRA, National Rifle Association, released a statement saying "The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." The NRA plans to hold a major news conference on Friday, December 21, and maybe we can learn exactly what they mean by that statement.
The NRA presents itself as one of the leading voices in Washington, fighting infringements on the 2nd amendment, with over 4 million members registered with the organization. There are some gun-rights advocates that believe the NRA is a fraud, and the organization has been co-opted by the Washington establishment, now giving you the illusion that they are fighting for your 2nd amendment right, but instead having hidden agendas, like doing anything to increase their revenues, which in 2010, reached $228 million.
One gun-rights organization that never seems to compromise is 'Gun Owners of America', an organization that has, in the past, publicly criticized the NRA for 'selling out'. After the CT shooting, many politicians began calling for gun control legislation, but the NRA has remained silent. The executive director of Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt, on the other hand, has chosen to come out and publicly defend the 2nd amendment, with as much zeal as ever. In a video that is now going viral, Larry Pratt went on the Piers Morgan show on CNN, and completely embarrassed Morgan in a debate, to the point that Morgan resorted to name calling. (video below)